Artwork Requirements

Email Address

EMAIL – You can email file attachments to Please include your company name in the subject line.  Please contact sales at 1-800-488-2646 if you have questions about your file size.

Artwork Information

All artwork shown in black will be raised on the coin. 

  • Providing vector artwork will minimize art charges and produce the best finished product.
  • Vector file extensions are typically .AI (Adobe Illustrator) or .EPS.
  • All fonts must be outlines.
  • .JPG, .BMP, .TIF, .GIF, and .PSD files must have a minimum resolution of 300 dpi (dots per inch).
  • No Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Publisher, or Quark files will be accepted.
  • All coin artwork is preferred in an IBM PC Compatible format. Macintosh files should be saved in a PC format when possible.
  • If you have an idea but no camera ready artwork, sketch it out and send it to us. We’ll let you know the in-house art charges.

Hints for Achieving the Best Looking End Product

  • Be sure to proof your coin artwork at actual coin size. Things look very different when you shrink them down and engrave the coin. If you can read a word in print, you can read it on a coin.
  • Please review all artwork carefully. Changes made after a die is started may require engraving a complete new die at the customer’s expense.
  • For busts (portraits) and detailed scenes (landscape, bridges, buildings etc) our engravers require line art as well as a photograph for reference. 
  • Half tones and shading cannot be reproduced on a custom engraved coin and should be eliminated.

Simplify your project by having Osborne’s experts prepare your artwork. We offer typesetting, touch up and photo conversion.


Typeset and send paper proof.$251 or 2 sides
Clean up low resolution digital files and add curved copy$501 side
Clean up low resolution digital files and add curved copy$752 sides
Re-illustrate photo as coin-ready vector images$1001 side
New design including some internet research$125per side
Changes made after 2 revisions$35hour