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Coin Gallery Numismatic Glossary
Category: Sport and Leisure > Coin Collecting
Date & country: 11/09/2007, USA
Words: 211

type coin
Any coin of a particular design and denomination, usually referred to one of the more common dates of any specific series.

type set
A collection of coins of various designs.

A state of preservation used to describe coins that never circulated in the channels of commerce, i.e. a coin without any wear from circulation.

A coin of which only one specimen is known to exist, e.g. the U.S. 1870-S $3 gold piece.

A variety of U.S. silver dollar described in the book Morgan and Peace Dollars by Van Allen and Mallis.

A minor change from the basic design of a specific coin type.

want list
A tabulation of collectibles sought by a collector, often including limits on condition and/or price.

Metal lost during handling and contact with other objects.

Alteration by mechanical polishing to produce a shiny surface.

world coins
A collection of coins issued by various nations.

year set
A collection of coins with one of each denomination for a specific year and country. A popular birthday gift.