Definitions – Work in Progress: Edge inscription

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July 10, 2012 – You certainly know the problem: You are using the same word as your business partner, nevertheless you are speaking of completely different things. Different languages, different procedures, different aspects – globalization presents our language competence with completely new challenges. MintWorld wants to contribute to liquidate possibilities of misunderstanding. We are working on an encyclopedia of technical terms used by the coin producing industry. These definitions are thought as basis for discussion. We are looking for the appropriate word in your language. And we are looking for your commentaries.

Edge Inscription

by Thomas Köninger

The process of inscribing the edge is similar to that of edge dipping. Using a central rotating wheel, the blank is driven through the machine / jaw. The negative edge inscription there is created through a mechanical deformation of the blank. Normally, both letters and numbers are used for the edge inscription. This serves as an additional security feature as well as a sovereign mark.