Golden Glossary of Coin Terminology

Golden Glossary of Coin Terminology

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Obverse

The front or face of a coin.

Original Bag

Descriptive of a sack of Uncirculated coins, all of the same date, which were assembled at the time of manufacture at a mint. There are 1,000 silver dollars to a bag.

Overdate

A coin whose date has been punched first with one date and then with another, with the bottom date showing under the top one.

Overgrade

To assign the wrong grade to a coin, either by error, lack of knowledge, maliciousness, or with criminal intent.

Overstrike

A struck coin which is passed through the dies and has been struck again.