Metal. Chemical symbol Sn. Most often used in alloys such as bronze, but has been used in its pure form in coins too.
A coin intended to spend but not an official issue. Common is Britain during the 18th and 19th Century but also used by other countries.
While the Royal Mint can find its origins dating back to 886AD and King Alfred the Great, during the period 1279-1812 it was generally referred to as The Tower Mint as it was housed at the Tower of London. See our article The Tower Mint, London 1279-1812.
USA silver coin created for trade use with China and the Orient. Minted 1873-1878.
Denarius of Emperor Tiberius, widely collected as it is the 'Tribute Penny' described in the Bible as the coin shown to Jesus. See The 14AD-37AD Denarius - Tiberius.
A Roman coin, equivalent to 30 Denarii.
Unit of weight. The troy ounce is the equivalent of 31.1034768 grams. Different from the avoirdupois ounce.
On a portrait, the line at which the bust is 'cut off'.
Numismatics is the study of coin collecting and it also has its own language with many words and terms. Our Glossary of Numismatic Terms give the explanation to some of these coin collecting words. To contribute terms please email them to email@example.com.