Untrimmed. A fully struck medallic item which is intended to be trimmed, jigsawed, silhouetted or otherwise cut to a finished shape, but before this operation has been performed. An untrimmed specimen is usually an indication the item has been removed before completing its full manufacturing process. It is also a step exhibited in and a specimen of a process set.
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For Artists, Makers, Collectors and Curators
COMPILED AND WRITTEN BY D. WAYNE JOHNSON
Roger W. Burdette, Editor