There are currently 23 names in this directory beginning with the letter W.
When a coin is "cancelled" or processed so that it cannot be used, it is processed in a machine that turns the surface into a waffled effect. Waffel cancelled coins no longer have monetary value allowing the U.S. Mint to transport these coins to a recycler in a manner that will reduce cost and waste.
A form of money used by the native people of North America for commerce. This mone ywas made of white shells and beads. Later, colored beads were used to donte different denominations.
Synonym for Wartime nickel.
Nickname for the Wartime nickel.
Five-cent coins struck during World War II with the composition 56-percent copper, 35-percent silver, and 9-percent manganese.
Refers to a coin that does not show its intended detail because of low striking pressure or improperly aligned dies.
West Point is a city in Orange County, New York that is the home of the United States Military Academy. The silver bullion depository was opened in 1937 on the Academy campus. Coin production began in 1974 to supplement the production at the Philadelphia Mint. It was granted mint status in 1988. Non-circulating coins struck at West Point have the "W" mintmark. No mintmarks were struck into circulating coins and none are struck into precious metal coins produced for the bullion market.
This is a small circular scratch on the surface of a coin caused by a coin counting machine. See also counting machine mark.
An artificial process whereby the surface of a coin is buffed to give it the appearance of having natural cartwheel luster.
Any coin with a thin, sharp rim that is caused when metal flows between a die and a collar during striking. Also, slang for the Wire Edge Indian Head eagle of 1907.
Synonym for wire edge.
Wood's Hibernia Coins
Coins struck by William Wood in Ireland 1822-24. These coins were unpopular in Ireland but found a home in the American Colonies where they circulated like legal tender coins.
Wooden "coins" were first used in 1931 as a substitute for coins during the Great Depression. They were first used in Tenino, Washington. Today, wooden nickels are used for souvenir and advertising.
A die that has been used for so long that the details have begun to wear down, resulting in a coin with less than adequate details.