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Matte-ground

Matte-ground.  A dull unburnished surface with little or no reflective qualities; made by use of matting tool, matte dip, repeated use of a punch, or other methods. Opposite of a smooth, polished, highly reflective surface.

   

excerpted with permission from

An Encyclopedia of Coin and Medal Technology

For Artists, Makers, Collectors and Curators

COMPILED AND WRITTEN BY D. WAYNE JOHNSON

Roger W. Burdette, Editor


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