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numismatic dictionary at stacks bowers galleries

We Can Help if You Don't Know What a Term Means

By Stack's Bowers Galleries

Author: Stack's Bowers Galleries / Thursday, January 13, 2022 / Categories: Did You Know?

Did you know that Stack's Bowers Galleries provides resources to help you learn more about numismatics? Our Numismatic Glossary is a great resource for learning some of the lingo that is commonly used in this field. ​

Take for example the word phrase "Adjustment Marks." On our website, under the Numismatic Glossary, you can look up Adjustment Marks to see the following definition: "Small, straight (never curved) striations or file marks found on early United States coins. Caused during planchet preparation (before striking) by drawing a file across the coins to remove excess metal so as to reduce the planchet to its proper weight. The result is a series of parallel grooves." This is just one of the many words and phrases defined in our glossary and we encourage you to use this and other resources as you learn more and more about the hobby.

If you have questions that are not covered in the Numismatic Glossary, reach out to our experts at [email protected]!