Raw Medal. A fully struck up but unfinished medal; it has completed every step in the pressroom but none in the finishing department. Such a medal is ready for some other operation to be performed – as piercing, plating, or, obviously, finishing. A raw medal should not be confused with a base medal, though both require additional work tobe performed. See base medal.
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For Artists, Makers, Collectors and Curators
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