For many years now, I have been collecting mainly United States coins. When I first started collecting coins, I heard some terms that I thought meant something totally different.
Here are some of the terms that I have heard over the years:
Hairlines—this is not near your forehead; this is tiny lines or scratches that are more often caused by polishing or cleaning a coin.
Field—this is not something full of flowers, it is the portion of the surface of the coin that does not have any of the coin’s inscription.
Bust—the part of a coin that features a portrait on a coin. The portrait features the head neck and shoulders.
Designer—this is not talking about a line of handbags—this is the artist who has created the coin’s design.
This is just a small handful of the words that you might run across when dealing with coins. What have you heard of?