Denver Gold and Silver Exchange
5475 Leetsdale Dr Suite 210
Denver, Colorado 80246
Monday - Saturday 10 am to 5 pm
Sundays by Appointment Only
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Not common, but not as uncommon as rare.
early hand-operated machine for striking coins.
Paper currency usually of denominations less than $1 issued as substitutes
for currency to private persons or organizations. Tokens issued
by coal mines and sutlers also are called scrip.
The study and science of collecting financial documents, including
stock certificates, shares, government and private bonds, and checks.
A student of scripophily is a scripophilist.
A device placed on paper money indicating authority of issue. Modern
Federal Reserve notes have two seals, a green Department of Treasury
seal and a black Fed seal.
The profits resulting from the difference between the cost to make
a coin and its face value, or its worth as money and legal tender.
Most coins cost less to make than their face value; when it becomes
too expensive to make a certain coin, size, weight and composition
are often changed.
Number used chiefly on paper money and sometimes on limited-issue
medals to indicate order of production.
Related coinage of the same denomination, design and type, including
modifications, or varieties, of design. The Lincoln/Wheat Ears cents
of 1909 to 1958 represent a complete series.
An ancient Roman coin; plural, sestertii.
Shekel is a silver coin of ancient Judea of various weights; sheqel
is modern Israeli denomination, plural "sheqalim."
Authorized by the Acts of Feb. 28, 1878, and Aug. 4, 1886. Were
redeemable in silver coin, and in early to mid1960s, silver bullion.
No longer produced, but all specimens remain legal tender although
the notes can no longer be redeemed in silver.
Popular nickname for certain kinds of protective coin encapsulation
methods, especially those that are permanently sealed and rectangular.
A term applied to the $50 gold coin issued by various private Mints
in California from 1851 to 1855 occurring in both round and octagonal
shapes, or to tokens manufactured expressly for use in certain coin-operated
A variety of coin on which the date is physically smaller than other
varieties of the same year. Similar varieties include medium date
and large date.
A silver dollar-sized medal commemorating a special event.
Popular collectible item, usually well-printed on heavy paper using
an engraving used on paper money. They also contain information
of a historical or commemorative nature.
Souvenir Mint sets
An issue of the U.S. Mint, containing the coinage of one Mint. It
is generally sold only at the Mint represented by the coins.
Special Mint sets (SMS)
Coins produced under special conditions by the United States Mint
at San Francisco during the years 1965, 1966 and 1967. Coins have
no Mint marks.
In the form of coin, especially precious metal coin; paper money
redeemable in coin. From Latin meaning "in kind"; see
also fiat money.
Mainly intended as replacements for notes that were damaged or produced
with errors or mistakes at the Bureau of Engraving and Printing.
On modern Federal Reserve notes, a solid star appears at the end
of the serial number; on earlier notes, the star appears at the
beginning of the number. Until the 1980s, star notes were also used
to represent the 100 millionth note since the serial numbering machinery
has only eight digits.
state coinages or notes
Refers to coins issued by one of four state governments (Connecticut,
Massachusetts, New Jersey and Vermont) between the Declaration of
Independence and the ratification of the U.S. Constitution when
the states' rights to issue coins were suspended. Among paper money,
refers to notes issued between Declaration of Independence and Civil
War by state governments. See also Colonial.
Greek coin equal to two drachms or didrachm, or 12 obols.
A gold $4 pattern never issued for circulation. Also struck in other
Silver that is .925 fine; in Israel, .935 fine silver. From the
British standard "pound sterling."
A token bearing a business name and/or address, and often intended
as a local or adhoc medium of exchange as well as an advertisement
for the issuer.
The act of impressing the image of a die into a planchet, making
a coin. The quality of strike is important when determining the
amount of wear on a coin.
Rolls of coinage metal to be punched into planchets.
An extra charge placed on an item, the revenue of which is usually
earmarked for a specific fund. It has been the recent practice of
the United States Congress to place a surcharge on commemorative
coins, sometimes to benefit a worthy organization.
The study of printed currency and related items; from "syngraph,"
a writing signed by all parties to a contract or bond.