Coin Glossary

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

Coin Glossary

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nickel - nick name for the US five cent piece. Although only 25% of the five cent piece is made of the metal nickel it gives the appearance that it is solid nickel. The nick name "nickel" came about due to its appearance of being made of the metal nickel. It is actually made of a mixture of copper(75%) and nickel(25%).

novodel – a backdated coin struck from new dies.

numismatist - a coin collector. Often used to indicate someone who is a serious coin hobbiest or one who studies an area of coin collecting.

numismatics - hobby of coin collecting.

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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