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inscription
The wording on a coin. See also legend.

legend
The coin’s principal lettering, generally shown along its outer perimeter.

omitted design
These errors are the result of elements missing from the master dies when working does were created. Missing elements can include omitted dates, mintmarks, legends, or parts of the design not included on the master die.

Racketeer nickel
A gold-plated 1883 No "CENTS" Liberty Head five-cent coin ("V" nickel). Legend has it that a deaf-mute gold-plated these unfamiliar coins and would use them as legal tender. Sometimes, he was given change for a five-dollar gold piece since the V on the reverse could be interpreted as either five cents or five dollars! They have also been gold-plated since that time to sell to collectors.

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