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The study or collection of currency, including coins, tokens, paper money, and related objects.

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A non-genuine coin that is sometimes made to circulate as money or to deceive collectors.


Hobbies; Numismatics

A decorative coin that is made to honor an event, place or individual, usually of limited mintage.


Hobbies; Numismatics

The process to determine a coin's genuineness such as its origin or years in circulation. Authentication is usually done by a certified 3rd party agency.

American Numismatic Association (ANA)

Hobbies; Numismatics

Founded in 1891 by Dr. George F. Heath in Chicago, Illinois, ANA is a national organization for promoting the interest of coin collectors and the study of currency. Its goal is to advance the ...

non circulating legal tender (NCLT)

Hobbies; Numismatics

A loose name for commemorative coins, old coins, rare coins or restricted coins.

business strike

Hobbies; Numismatics

A coin intended for everyday use in commerce.


Hobbies; Numismatics

A coin struck on which the obverse and reverse are out of alignment.

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