Denver Gold and Silver Exchange
5475 Leetsdale Dr Suite 210
Denver, Colorado 80246
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A comparative term denoting a high degree of scarcity. Often modified
adverbially, e.g., very rare or extremely rare; or modified by the
use of figures, e.g., R4 or R7. There is no universally accepted
scale of rarity.
Nickname given to A Guide Book of United States Coins, an annually
published price guide. The cover is red, hence the nickname. Gives
retail prices, or what dealers might charge for U.S. coins.
The result of a minting process which creates vertical serrations
on the edge of a coin.
Raised. In coinage and medallic numismatic items, a relief design
is raised above the surface of the field. Sometimes called bas--relief.
Opposite of incuse and intaglio.
A copy of the original, a facsimile. A reproduction.
A numismatic item produced from original dies at a later date; in
the case of a coin usually not with a view to meeting monetary requirements
but to fill a demand for a numismatic rarity.
The side opposite to that on which the head or principal figure
is impressed. The side opposite from the obverse. On paper money
this is called the back.
Raised border around the circumference of a coin, not to be confused
with the edge.