Discussion in 'US Coins Forum' started by pawjtr, Jan 14, 2005.
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The same as the difference between to-mah-to and to-may-to.
Both are names for the (usually) round piece of metal that is going to be hammered or struck into a coin. They derive from different languages, but I don't have any handy references in the computer room to see which ones.
The Numismatic's Glossary, A Comprehensive Listing Of Pertinent Terminology
The disc of metal or other material on which the dies of the coin, token or medal are impressed; also called blank, disc, flan. In paper money, a small colored disc embedded in the paper used as an anti-counterfeiting device.
Flan...Yummy custard-like dessert
Sorry, couldn't resist.
I was going to post a recipe, but I did not think that was what he was asking about. . So I went with the numismatic definition instead.
Oh MAN that's exactly what I was thinking. Nice going!
Separate names with a comma.