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Serrated, Serrations

Serrated, Serrations.  Notched or saw teeth-like projections. The term is incorrectly used for reeding or knurling on the edge of a coin – unless the knurls are pointed and actually shaped like saw teeth. There are some dentiles which have pointed ends, these would be correctly termed serrations. See dentiles, reeded edge.

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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