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Radial Line Border

Radial Line Border.  A border entirely of rays, a series of raised lines, which if all lines were extended inward they would cross at the center point. Radial lines rise from a field to form a border element; thus they differ from a reeded rim (which is raised lines on top of the rim). An example of radial line border is on the 1797 U.S. half cent.

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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