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Dahlonega Mint
The Dahlonega Mint was a branch of the United States Mint in Dahlonega, Georgia.

Date Back
A Date Back note is a Second Charter, Second Issue national bank note. Refers to the dates 1902-1908 found on the back.

debase
To become less valuable.

Demand note
Demand notes, authorized in 1861, were the first paper money issued by the United States federal government for circulation. Nicknamed the "greenback" because of the green ink used on the reverse (back) of the note.

denarius
(Plural: denarii) Roman silver coin, later debased, roughly equal to a Greek drachm. Initiated in 268 B.C, it equaled 16 asses; 25 denarii equals 1 gold aureus.

denomination
The face value of a coin or paper note; the amount of money it is worth.

denticles
Ornamental device used on rims of coins, often resembling teeth, hence the name; also "beading."

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device
The principal element, such as a portrait, shield or heraldic emblem, of the design on the obverse and reverse of a coin, token or medal.

Devil's Face note
On some of Bank of Canada notes, First Issue of 1954, Queen Elizabeth II's hair has a coincidental combination of shading and light that looks like a "devil's" face. Shading was quickly changed under public pressure to remove the "face."

die scratch
Raised line on the surface of a coin, caused by a scratch in the coinage die.

die
A hardened metal punch, the face of which carries an intaglio or incuse mirror-image to be impressed on one side of a planchet.

dime

Is a coin worth ten cents or one tenth of a United States dollar. The dime is the smallest in diameter and the thinnest of all U.S. coins currently minted for circulation. The 32nd President, Franklin D. Roosevelt, is featured on the obverse of the current design, while a torch, oak branch, and olive branch covering the motto E pluribus unum are featured on the reverse.

disme
Spelling of the word "dime" on U.S. 1792 pattern pieces and name given the 10-cent coin authorized in the Mint Act of April 2, 1792. Probably pronounced like "steam" or "time." The "s" is silent.

Dollar: The United States dollar (sign: $; code: USD) is the unit of currency of the United States. The U.S. dollar is normally abbreviated as the dollar sign, $, or as USD or US$ to distinguish it from other dollar-denominated currencies and from others that use the $ symbol. It is divided into 100 cents (200 half-cents prior to 1857).

double eagle

A gold $20 coin of the United States. See also eagle.

doubled die
A die which has a multiple image created during the die-making process. Coins struck from a doubled die show a doubled image. There are many different causes of doubled dies, and many doubled die coins. Sometimes mistakenly called double die.

doubloon
Popular slang name given to Spanish gold 8escudo pieces of the Conquistador era, often associated with pirate treasure; also, a medal in special circumstances Mardi Gras doubloon.

drachm
(Pronounced "dram") An ancient Greek silver coin, plural drachms. Drachma (pronounced "DRAHKmuh") is the modern Greek denomination, plural drachmas.

ducat
(Pronounced "DUCKet") Medieval gold coin; also any of a number of modern issues of the Dutch Mint. Modern slang has spread its use to mean "ticket."

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