A Medalcraft Mint Company
Minting Process: Dies
minting dies

Two hardened steel dies (obverse/front and reverse sides), each engraved with a unique design, are used to strike your custom medallion. These dies can either be rendered with two dimensional or three dimensional engraving, depending on the complexity of your design and the look you want for your finished medal. Corporate logos or slogans can often best be replicated using a two-dimensional die. Portraits, landscapes, and other highly detailed imagery typically require use of a three-dimensional die.

When the dies are ready, we turn our attention to the process of creating blanks. For precious metal coins or medals, the next step is the melt.

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Would you like more information on the types of minted items available from Medallic Art? Request a FREE information packet with detailed information about custom coins and other minted products.

NWTM/Medallic Art is a permanent repository of all custom dies for its customers’ future use for the lifetime of the company. NWTM/Medallic Art retains copyright rights to all artwork it creates, and also retains possession and ownership of all dies it creates for its customers. All dies are stored at NWTM/Medallic Art’s facilities and are placed within our Die Library. However, NWTM/Medallic Art will not use its customers’ dies or artwork without express written permission of its customers or for future customer orders.

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Our craftspeople work with you on every detail to help you create a medal that is unique and special to your organization.

If you can imagine it, Medallic Art's artisans can create it.

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