Mounting. A collective term for any form containing one or more numismatic items for display, wearing, hanging, protection, storage or housing. Includes: albums, plastic holders, envelopes of all kinds, frames, hangers, stands, supports, wall plaques and such. It also includes ribbons and all forms of suspension.Individual medallic items have also been applied with various forms of mounting: hangers and such. Jewelry-like items – as bezels – have been applied to medals and coins. Sometimes these are removed, the German language even has a word, henkelspur, meaning traces of the mounting is still visible. Both French and German have terms for “has been mounted”: French, traces de monture; German, fassungsspuren.
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For Artists, Makers, Collectors and Curators
COMPILED AND WRITTEN BY D. WAYNE JOHNSON
Roger W. Burdette, Editor