Coin Glossary

You can find most popular coin collecting phrases in this coin glossary.

Coin Glossary

I

incuse - the part of a coin's design that is pressed into the surface. Opposite of relief. Example: the $2 1/2 and $5 Indian US gold coins are incuse design. Rather than the design being raised up off of the surface of the coin, it is pressed into the metal. See "reeded edge" and "lettered edge" ingot - see "bars"

Ike dollar - see Eisenhower dollar

inscription - the words stamped (written) on a coin

intrinsic value - the value of the precious metal that a coin is made of. Often called "bullion value".  Not to be confused with "face value".

investment grade - used to indicate a high grade of coin that might make a good investment.

DiggFacebookRedditTwitter
Coin Collecting News
04/23/2018
The Security Token Sale is Now Open: VRBex Announces Compliant Cryptocurrency Exchange and Initial Coin Offering
VRBex Inc., a new cryptocurrency exchange that is being led by former BBVA bankers, has announced an initial coin offering that is kicking off today. VRBEX said it will operate an exchange and security-token trading platform, along with storage and ... more info

04/24/2018
Everyone Thought This Coin From the California Gold Rush Was Fake, But It's Actually Worth Millions
In 1854, at the height of the California Gold Rush, the San Francisco Mint produced less than 300 special $5 coins. Only three were known to survive into modern times. Until today, that is. Now there are four. The owner of the fourth coin, who wishes to ... more info

04/23/2018
CERES Coin Opens Up Mobile Payments Option for Legal Pot Business
With another 4/20 in the history books—and this time among one of the strangest environments for marijuana that’s been in quite some time (it’s actually legal in some places now, or kind of, because there’s the whole conflict between federal and ... more info