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
03/30/2017
Massive gold coin stolen from German museum
A gold coin nicknamed the "Big Maple Leaf" with a face value of $1 million was taken from the Bode Museum in Berlin, Germany, at 2a.m. Monday morning. On one side of the coin is a likeness of Queen Elizabeth II, and on the other is a maple leaf. The coin ... more info

03/30/2017
Berlin museum director responds to shocking giant coin theft
When a 100-kilo, $1-million Canadian coin was stolen from a Berlin museum, the director was weak in the knees. He told DW why he's hopeful the coin will be recovered - and displayed in any condition. Called the "Big Maple Leaf," a coin weighing 100 ... more info

03/29/2017
‘Most Secure Coin In the World’ ?
The UK launched what is being touted as the “most secure coin in the world” yesterday – the day before Brexit day. People have reacted with mixed emotions regarding the introduction of the newly designed pound coin which entered circulation yesterday. more info