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A flat disk of metal destined to be made into a coin. See also planchet.
A die used to cut coining blanks from pieces of prepared metal. See also planchet.
The press that uses blanking dies to punch blanks from prepared metal See also planchet.
Civil War Tokens
Tokens issued during the Civil War that were usable in place of scarce coins. Most Civil War Tokens were struck on copper planchets but some later tokens were struck on brass, silver, and other white metals. Many of the tokens were designed to look similar to United States coins and most included political messages.
Extraneous design detail often appears on a die as a result of two dies coming together without a planchet between them during the minting process.
Term used to describe a planchet that may have been cut incorrectly from the metal sheet. The clipped area may be curved if cut into the area where another planchet was cut out or straight if cut beyond the edge of the metal strip.
Another term for planchet.
A form of planchet flaw caused by imperfections in the metal whereby a thin strip of the metal separates itself from the coin.
A cylindrical piece of metal containing an incuse image of a coin design that imparts a raised image when stamped into a planchet on a coining press.
Visible lines on a coin that was the result from the metal flowing outward from the center of a planchet as it is struck. See also cartwheel.
A piece of die steel showing the coinage devices in relief, or raised, as they are on a coin. The hub is pressed into the blank die, resulting in an incused, mirror image on the die. The die is then pressed into a planchet, or coin blank, on a coining press, to produce a coin. See also error.
Lamination is a type of error in the planchet that occurs when a thin layer of the metal splits or peels away from the surface of the coin. See also planchet flaw.
A small, thin, irregular depression on a coin’s surface caused by a piece of lint adhering to the die or planchet during the minting process.
Metal stress lines
A type of error that occurs when a coin is struck on a planchet that it is not normally struck, such as striking of a quarter on a planchet that was supposed to be for a nickel.
A device used to position a planchet over the lower die. It was employed specifically for striking early U.S. coins whose edges had already been stamped with reeding or lettering.
Partial Collar Strike
A type of striking error where a planchet does not enter completely into coining position and is struck partly within the collar and partly outside. See also collar.
A grayish soft metal made of 85-95 percent tin. For coin making, the balance of the alloy is usually copper but lead has been used in some poorer countries. When used as a coinage metal, the planchets are small to prevent bending. Pewter is not used in the United States.
In French is written as “piefort,” is a coin struck on a planchet that is thicker than circulating coins.
A flat disk of metal destined to be made into a coin. See also blank.
Any defect of a coin that was caused by the planchet being imperfect prior to the coin being struck. See also planchet flaw.
An irregular hole in a coin blank sometimes the result of a lamination that has broken away. See also lamination.
Fine, incuse lines found on some Proof coins potentially caused by polishing of the blanks prior to striking.
The process of striking a special version of a coin with higher quality dies and specially polished planchets.
Name given to an experimental four-dollar goloid coins struck by the U.S. Mint in 1879-1880. The Stella was struck using a planchet whose alloy was 6.00g Au, 0.30g Ag, and 0.70g Cu while the United States was considering joining the Latin Monetary Union (LMU), the forerunner to the Eurozone. Congress rejected the proposal to join the LMU and the Stella program ended.
A type of brass whose alloy consists of 85-percent brass and 15-percent zinc giving it a yellowish color. In 1942 and 1943 Canadian 5 cent coins were struck using planchets made of tombac.