Keeping up with the Terms, Abbreviations and Jargon

can be sometimes frightening - We made is easier to understand

We hope that the following Coin Collecting Glossary on the most frequently used terms, acronyms, and definitions will be beneficial to you.

Coin Term Glossary

A

B

C

D

E

F

G

H

I

JK

L

M

N

O

P

Q

R

S

T

U

V

W

XYZ

X

XF-40

EF-40

XF-45

EF-45

Y

Year Set

A collection of all coins issued by a country for any one year. This does not necessarily include every mint mark.

Z

ZA

Zuid-Afrika or South Africa

ZAR or Z.A.R

Zuid Afrikaanse Rebubliek, coins minted from 1892 to 1902

ZAR

South African Rand. This is the local currency of South Africa.

If we missed a word or phrase, please let us know. We would like to grow and expand this list with your help.

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