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If you're getting into coin collecting, you'll need a coin collecting guide to help you with the basics and you'll find it all here. Check out our coin collecting guide to coin lingo so you'll know the essentials:
Bullion – A bullion is a platinum, gold, or silver bar. Bullions also include other shapes such as coins and ingots.
Commemorative coin – A commemorative coin honors a person, place or event.
Coin Grade – Coin grade refers to the amount of wear a coin receives from being in circulation.
Mint Mark – A mint mark is a small letter inscription identifying the US mint where a coin comes from.
Numismatics – Numismatics covers the study and collection of all monetary related items, such as coins, tokens, bills, and medals.
Uncirculated coin – An uncirculated coin may describe its manufacturing process, may refer to the quality of its grade, or may mean it is a coin not used for monetary exchange.
|Jennifer Mathes, Ph.D.|