When you start to collect coins, you will quickly find out that there are different types of coins that you can find. The strike, what it’s made of or even the shape will quickly jump out at you.
Here is a few of the different types that you can find:
Business strike—this is a coin that is produced for general circulation, and you will find it in pocket change.
Commemorative coin—this is either a coin or medal that is issued to honor an outstanding event (like a bicentennial) or even a person (like Booker T. Washington).
Bi-Metallic—this is a coin that has been made out of two different materials like bronze and silver that have been bonded or fused together.
Proof—this is a coin that has been struck on a specially produced highly polished planchets and dies. There are even proof coins that can be purchased that are struck more than once on the dies to help accent the design.This is a small look at some of the different types of coins that you can find. What have you run across?