Glossary of Numismatic Terms starting with O

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Obverse
The front of the coin, i.e. 'heads'.
Orichalcum
Orichalcum is a golden-coloured bronze alloy that was often used in ancient Rome coinage.
Overstrike
Usually a defect caused by a die striking a coin that already has been struck.

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Glossary of Numismatic Terms

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 glossary@coinparade.co.uk.