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What is a Planchet?

July 17, 2016

A planchet (also spelled planchette)is a very small piece of material, usually circles or squares, somewhat like confetti, added in the paper-making process. They will generally be of a different color and / or material than the rest of the paper, and serve as a security feature. They may have overt and covert security features themselves.

1950 ABNC Stock

A line of planchets can be seen in the red outlined area, on this American stock certificate from 1950.

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