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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12/05/2019
Canton man accused of breaking into laundry room coin machine at Green retirement facility
GREEN, Ohio -- A Canton man is accused of breaking into the coin machine in the laundry room of a Green retirement facility, according to the Summit County Sheriff’s Office. Roy Newell, 34, has been ... more info

12/06/2019
Construction worker saves toddler choking on coin: 'I am so thankful'
A British construction worker is being hailed a hero after he saved the life of a young girl who was choking on a coin. Lewis Everson, a scaffolder with Drake Scaffolding, was working at Plymouth ... more info

12/04/2019
The website selling Roger Federer's commemorative Swiss coin crashed after it received 2.5 million clicks from keen customers
"We expected and planned for high demand, but we never imagined it would be this big," Swissmint CEO Marius Haldimann said. more info