When designing your custom coin, you have the option of choosing 2 dimensional or 3
dimensional coining dies.
2 Dimensional coining dies should be used when:
- The artwork contains text only
- The artwork contains text and logos that are composed of simple lines and shapes
- Any artwork that needs no special relief to be distinguishable
3 Dimensional coining dies should be used when:
- The artwork to be used is from a photograph of 3 dimensional objects
- The artwork is a portait of a person or other living thing
- High relief and lifelike appearance is desired
2 Dimensional dies have a "high-low" surface that is engraved in a single
plain. Your art will be standing or flat with no
slopes or variations in height. 3 dimensional dies are sculped by hand to give a true
3D look. 3D dies feature slopes and valleys
with an exteme amount of detail. Where necessary, textures will be added to the surface
to give a more lifelike appearance.
Nevada Coin Minting offers three types of finishes:
Natural - Our standard coining finish. Dies are polished to have a
smooth and even appearance. This finish incurres no addional charge.
Business strike - Dies are polished at set intervals during the run to
maintain a consistant appearance from start to finish.
Proof-like - Our best finish. Dies are polished to a mirror and satin
contrasting finish to give your coin a fantastic look. This finish is best when used with
.999 fine silver or .999 fine gold.
Antiqued - Coins are chemically treated after striking to give the
apperance of old rustic coinage. Typically raised surfaces remain shiny and natural where
depressed surfaces become somewhat blackened.
Full color Kaleidoprint - Our
exclusive full color coins that can feature any color artwork you have.
Gold plating - Coins are plated with rich 24 Karat gold. This can be
done selectively to specific areas or completely.