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Insert

Insert.  (1) A small supplemental part of a die that fits snugly into a special cavity in the die – the insert is usually one of several – each of which is engraved with the lettering which is to appear raised on the medal struck from that die.  See insert die.

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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