Coin Glossary

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

Coin Glossary

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vest pocket dealer - old timer's term meaning a part time coin dealer. Someone who carries coins to sell/trade in their pockets.

varieties - minor differences in the design of a coin. Example, 1955 Lincoln cent has a "double die" variety.

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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