Definitions – Work in Progress: Plaster Model

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October 16, 2012 – You certainly know the problem: You are using the same word as your business partner, nevertheless you are speaking of completely different things. Different languages, different procedures, different aspects – globalization presents our language competence with completely new challenges. MintWorld wants to contribute to liquidate possibilities of misunderstanding. We are working on an encyclopedia of technical terms used by the coin producing industry. These definitions are thought as basis for discussion. We are looking for the appropriate word in your language. And we are looking for your commentaries.

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Plaster Model

by Thomas Köninger

A plaster model is an oversized design of a coin and is produced manually by an engraver. In order to produce the minting die from this model, it is either digitalized with a scanner or in rare cases clamped into a pantograph or reduction machine.