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Foreign Coins

June 29, 2016 - Foreign Coin FAQs Is it permissible for foreign governments to use images of U.S. Presidents, Civil War heroes, and other images drawn from American culture on foreign coins that they market in the United States? Yes, it is permissible for...

“First Strike” or “First Release” Designations

June 29, 2016 - Coin dealers and grading services may use these terms in varying ways. Some base their use on the dates appearing on United States Mint product packaging or packing slips, or on the dates of product releases or ceremonial coin strike...

Coin Term Glossary

February 4, 2020 - Alloy: A mixture of two or more metals American Numismatic Association (ANA): nonprofit educational organization that encourages the study of money throughout the world. Annealing: Heating blanks (planchets) in a furnace that softens the metal Assay: To analyze and determine...

Anatomy of a Coin

February 11, 2020 - Before you start collecting coins, it’s important to learn basic coin terminology, including the parts of a coin and the different finishes. In addition to the terms below, review more in the Coin Term Glossary. Parts of a Coin Obverse...

Collecting Basics

January 10, 2020 - Coins have a rich history, making collecting a rewarding hobby. People collect coins for many reasons, including historic or artistic value, or to invest in coins for potential long-term profit. Some people are casual enthusiasts, collecting foreign coins from trips...