Numismatic Dictionary

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Classic Commemorative
Term used to describe a commemorative coin made prior to congress canceling all commemorative coin programs in 1954. See also commemorative.

commem
Slang for commemorative. See also commemorative.

commemorative
Specially issued coin struck to honor a special event or person. Commemorative coins are usually sold directly to collectors at a premium above face value by the issuing authority, such as the U.S. Mint, with the premium used to fund special projects.

crown
Refers to a British coin 38 millimeters in diameter that was originally struck as a commemorative of the monarch. Prior to decimalization, it had a value of five shillings and were struck as circulating coins even though few circulated. After decimalization, crowns were given the value of 25 pence. In 1990, it was changed to have a value of £5. Modern crown coins are struck for commemorative purposes and not intended for circulation. Many do not have a denomination except for the word "CROWN."

Extremely High Relief
A term used to describe a coin whose details were raised higher than other issues. This term has been used for the 1907 Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle and the specially issued 2009 Saint-Gaudens commemorative issue.

Modern Commemorative
Term used to describe a commemorative coin produced since commemorative programs were restarted in 1982. See also commemorative.

NCLT
Non Circulating Legal Tender refers to a legal tender coin that has a face value but is not intended for circulation. See also commemorative.

Non-Circulating Legal Tender
Refers to a legal tender coin that has a face value but is not intended for circulation. See also commemorative.

pre-strike
Coins struck using a later date than when issued. Some countries issue pre-strike commemorative coins marking an event such as hosting the Olympic games.

Prestige Proof Sets
Sets containing silver proof coins for the year that included the commemorative coin for that year. Prestige Proof Sets were produced in the 1990s. See also proof.

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