Unfinished. Not in final form, a die or medallic item that is incomplete or unedited; also said of a medallic item before it is given its finish or patina or one issued without a finish when such was intended. Unfinished differs from coin finish that has no finish or patina, but none was intended.
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For Artists, Makers, Collectors and Curators
COMPILED AND WRITTEN BY D. WAYNE JOHNSON
Roger W. Burdette, Editor