Interface Surfaces. The common congruent surfaces of a multipart medal or matched clichés, as the halves that fit together to form a two-part medal. If the two common sides of a two-part medal are completely congruent – each half is a mirror image of the other – the two interface surfaces can be made from a single pattern. In other instances one interface surface has a cavity where raised relief exists on its matching surface. The interface surfaces of two matching clichés usually exhibit ghosting. See cliché, multipart medal.
excerpted with permission from
For Artists, Makers, Collectors and Curators
COMPILED AND WRITTEN BY D. WAYNE JOHNSON
Roger W. Burdette, Editor