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
11/24/2017
Coin Collectors Show off Passion for Collection, History
POST FALLS, Idaho (AP) — It's pretty incredible to think about all the hands through which currency has passed, especially when it's 150 years old. "It's pretty cool," said coin collector and dealer Kale Wetherell. "That's what I like, the history. more info

11/24/2017
'Every vote counts': Utah mayoral race decided by coin toss
SALT LAKE CITY — Every vote mattered in a handful of Utah races this year. Take for example what happened in Wasatch County, where a coin toss was used to break a tie for Charleston's next mayor. On election night, Kam Alan Brown was three votes ahead ... more info

11/22/2017
28. Phil Luckett's botched coin toss
Football is a difficult sport, even for referees, but the coin toss is suppose to be the easy part. Unfortunately, that wasn't the case for Phil Luckett on Thankgiving Day in 1998. more info