Coin Glossary

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

Coin Glossary

U

unc or unk or UN - abbreviation for uncirculated.

uncirculated or un-circulated - a new condition coin that does not have any sign of wear. Marks on the coin that may come from the manufacturing process do not keep a coin from being un-circulated. (Example, bag marks.) Even the slightest amount of wear or cleaning will keep a coin from grading uncirculated.

upsetting mill - machine used in coin production to raise the rim on both sides of a blank (planchet).

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Coin Collecting News
12/12/2019
Padua Franciscan High School’s Coin Wars raises more than $11,000 for charity
PARMA, Ohio -- Padua Franciscan High School has no problem being nickel and dimed (and quartered) during its annual Coin Wars competition. This year, students collected $11,194 in less than 20 minutes ... more info

12/10/2019
Gold coin donor strikes again in Naperville, $1,600 Krugerrand found in Salvation Army kettle at Casey’s Foods
A Christmas tradition in Naperville for 20 years or more continued Tuesday when an anonymous donor dropped a gold coin into the Salvation Army Red Kettle outside Casey’s Foods. The one-ounce 1978 ... more info

12/11/2019
$1,600 gold coin dropped into Salvation Army kettle in Naperville by anonymous donor
“While we don’t know who the donor is, we do know the hope their gift provides,” a Salvation Army officer said. Someone dropped a $1,600 gold coin into a Salvation Army’s red kettle on Tuesday in west ... more info