American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A flat disk of metal ready for stamping as a coin; a coin blank.
- n. A small shallow metal container in which a radioactive substance is deposited for measurement of its activity.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A flat piece of metal intended to receive a die-impression for a coin; a coin-blank.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A flat piece of metal; especially, a disk of metal ready to be stamped as a coin.
- n. a flat metal disk ready for stamping as a coin
- Diminutive of planch, flat plate, slab, from Middle English plaunche, plank, from Old French planche, from Late Latin planca, from feminine of Latin plancus, flat; see plāk-1 in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Weight: 1793-1795, ±13. 48 grams; 1795-1796 thin planchet, ±10. 89 grams”
“Designer: Joseph Wright (thick planchet, 1793-1795, prepared by Robert Scot; thin planchet, 1795-1796, prepared by John Smith Gardner)”
“If the dies are new or relatively new, a stronger impression may be made into the planchet, which is prepared blank disk that is transformed into a coin by a mechanical press.”
“[Most of us reveal such a tendency whenever we handle a "ouija-board" or a "planchet," or let ourselves write automatically with a pencil.]”
“When brought down in the screw press it unevenly impressed the planchet.”
“· 1795 Flowing Hair, Three Leaves, B-7 extremely fine-Original & natural, but with a chip out of edge that appears to a planchet flaw.”
“My therory is that the planchet was on the floor and a worker picked it up and threw it in the proof bucket not thinking i quess, with floor residue and finger print i think this may be a logical explaination.”
“The motifs are fairly well centered on the planchet, and about three-fourths of the dentilation shows.”
“The high portion of the left side of the die, the fields, could not properly smooth the natural roughness of a raw planchet.”
“The edge of 1793-1795 issues has the text ONE HUNDRED FOR A DOLLAR followed by a single leaf; thin-planchet coins from 1795 and 1796 have a plain edge (four reeded edge 1795 cents are known).”
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