Nest. A jig or receptacle to position a medallic item during piercing or trimming operations. It is prepared by a tool and diemaker while he makes the piercing or trimming tooling. See piercing, trimming.
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