U.S. Market Prices          Gold $1,232.80  +9.40         Silver $15.60  +0.26         Platinum $828.90  +20.70
Gold       Silver       Coins       90% Junk Silver       Silver Dollars       Sell To Us       Store Hours        817-485-2646
A   B   C   D   E   F   G   H   I   J  K   L   M   N   O   P   Q   R   S   T   U   V   W   X   Y   Z

AG - Elemental abbreviation for silver.

Alloy - A mixture of two or more metals melted into one compound.

Altered Date - A coin with the date manipulated or altered after the coin was produced. Often done to try to deceive someone, taking a common date coin and making it appear to be a rare date coin.

American Numismatic Association - The most popular nonprofit educational coin collectors organization in America. Encourages the study of numismatics; the collecting of coins and paper money. Often called the A.N.A., the association is located in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

A.N.A. - Abbreviation for the "American Numismatic Association."

ANACS - Abbreviation for American Numismatic Association Certification Service, located in Englewood, Colorado. This third party grading service is the oldest grading service and was founded in 1972.

Anvil Die - Represents the bottom die. A coin is struck using two dies. One for the obverse (front) of the coin, and the other for the reverse (back) of the coin. The term comes from a coin planchet being placed on an anvil with the (planchet) on top. The hammer die (top die) was placed on top of the coin and struck with a hammer.

Annealing - The process of heating coin blanks (planchets) in a furnace to soften the metal prior to striking the coin.

Assay - The scientific process by which a metal is tested for validating its metal content and purity.

Au - Elemental abbreviation for gold.

AU - Abbreviation for Almost Uncirculated.

Why C R Coins      Special Order      Payment Options      Product Testing      Federal Reporting      Bullion Glossary      Contact
Yelp Reviews
Google Reviews
7511 Boulevard 26, North Richland Hills, TX 76180   817-485-2646