Coining


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coining

[′kȯin·iŋ]
(metallurgy)
A process of forming metals by squeezing between two dies so as to impress well-defined imprints on both surfaces of the work; usually performed cold.
Final pressing of a sintered compact in powder metallurgy.
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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Coining

 

the production of raised images on the surfaces of medals, coins, and the like (seeCOIN-MAKING AND MEDALLIC ART); it may be accomplished manually—by means of heavy blows—or in a coining press with steel dies bearing the desired images and inscriptions in intaglio.

REFERENCE

Flerov, A. V. Khudozhestvennaia obrabotka metallov. Moscow, 1976.
The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.