Coin Glossary

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

Coin Glossary

Z

zinc - cheap metal used to mint coins. It was used from 1982 tom int US 1 cent penny as copper-plated zinc, 97.5% zinc. Also used in combination with steel, as with zinc plated steel cent of 1943, which was minted due to shortages of copper during WII and in brass coins, which look similar to gold. Modern US 1 dollar coins are made from brass (alloy of copper and zinc) and nickel to immitate gold.

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Coin Collecting News
04/23/2019
Canada launches new coin to mark 50 years of LGBT+ rights
Canada has launched a new coin to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the decriminalisation of homosexuality. The $1 coin features two overlapping faces with the word “equality” written in both ... more info

04/24/2019
Samsung might launch its own Samsung Coin
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04/23/2019
Slowik: After coin toss, Emergency Management Agency deputy director wins Sauk Village trustee seat
A toss of an 1899 silver dollar decided a tie Tuesday in an election for trustee in Sauk Village. Gary Bell called tails and won a seat on the village board when the coin landed tails-side up. Bell ... more info