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Certain abbreviations have been adopted for words occurring frequently in note description. Append below a list of these:-   AMC – Allied Military Currency Bldg.- building Bio – billion( canc – canceled coun – counterfeit comm – commemorative ctr.-center dk.-dark FV-face value Gen.-General Govt.-government Kg.-king JIM – Japanese Military Currency l.-left lg.-large lt.-light m/c-multicolored Mio […]

Glossary-Alphabet U

Return To Main Glossary Alphabet U Uncirculated Coin: Coins with no wear at all are referred to as uncirculated, or in mint state (MS). They are manufactured in much the same way as circulated coins except more attention and time is given to the preparation of the die surface finish. The coins are also struck […]

Glossary-Alphabet T

Return To Main Glossary Alphabet T Token: A piece of specially marked durable material unofficially issued for monetary, advertising, or other purposes within restricted circulatory zones. Token Coinage: Coinage the intrinsic value of which is less than its face value Toning: Natural patination or discoloration of a coin’s surface caused by the atmosphere over a […]

Glossary-Alphabet S

Return To Main Glossary Alphabet S Sandblast Proof: Special type of proof coin. Made by blowing fine particles of sand against the coin’s surface. Similar in appearance to a matte proof. Scrip: Paper currency usually of denominations less than one dollar issued as substitutes for currency to private persons or organizations. Scratch: A deep line […]

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