Coin Glossary

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

Coin Glossary

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junk silver - silver coins of circulated quality. Often used to describe bags or common United States silver coins that were pulled out of circulation when silver was disappearing. Does not mean the coins are damaged. Junk silver rolls or bags usually will not contain scarce dates, low mintages, or high quality coins. Often sold at reasonable prices for a small premium over silver content.  

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Coin Collecting News
12/15/2018
Another gold coin worth $1.2K left in Salvation Army Red Kettle
The Gold Coin Phantom has struck again, conspicuously dropping a gold coin worth around $1,200 into one of the Salvation Army’s Red Kettle donation buckets in Springfield, Ohio. This is at least the t... more info

12/14/2018
1885 gold coin donated to Salvation Army red kettle
Thanks to a heartfelt and anonymous donation, the Salvation Army received a golden gift Thursday night when an antique gold coin was dropped into a red kettle in Ontario, Oregon. The Salvation Army sa... more info

12/15/2018
Battered by inflation for decades, defiant Sh1 coin refuses to die
A shopper at a supermarket in Nairobi. Customers rarely get Sh1 coin change. If you were around in 1973 and a loyal customer of this paper, then known as East African Standard, you probably remember b... more info