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Incuse – A Definition of Incuse


Definition: Incuse is where the devices or lettering on a coin are sunken below the field of the coin. Most coins today use relief (see bas-relief) where the devices and designs rise above the field of the coin..
Alternate Spellings: Incused
The Indian Head $2.50 gold coin (1908-1929) has incused lettering and devices.

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