What Are Blanks?
Blanks are punched and weighed metal discs. The rims on these are slightly upset, making them easier to use in a press. The pieces are then either tumbled or burnished based on the type of project they will be used for.
Blanks do not have a finished coin rim. These are meant to go in a press that will then add in the finished coin edge. If you are looking for something that needs a finished coin edge, please discuss options with us.
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We do significant business in preparing both precious metals and non-precious blanks and planchets for other mints.
Other mints appreciate our blanks for two reasons in particular: (1) After fabrication, we “soften” our precious metal blanks, which makes it very easy to stamp a higher quality design onto your coins; (2) We weigh every precious metal blank to ensure it is at least the guaranteed weight. You can be sure that a 1 troy ounce blank will be at least 1 troy ounce. Once blanked, the planchets or blanks are typically rimmed and cleaned depending on your specific needs. We have two different polishing grades for our blanks.