# New Belarus coin Virgo 2013.. more # Iran new 5,000 Rial note reported.. more
# Flowing Hair Dollar is the most expensive coin in the world. Sold for $7.85m.. more
# US Grand Watermelon note is the most expensive paper money in the world. Sold for $2.255m in 2006.. more # Doubloon is popular name of a Spanish gold coin originally valued at 4 dollars. The formal term was "2 escudos". # Maundy money is an annual gift made on Maundy Thursday of a set of pure silver coins made by the Royal Mint and distributed personally by the Monarch to the poor of Canterbury. The number of sets reflects the number of years the Monarch has occupied the throne.
# Coin Alignment - A method of striking in which the obverse and reverse dies are aligned 180 degrees from each other. [more]
# Medal Alignment - A method of striking coins in which both the obverse and reverse dies are aligned in the same direction. [more] # Effigy - The image or likeness of a person, usually on the obverse of a coin or medal. # Luster - Appearance of a coin's ability to reflect light; brilliance. Percentage of the original mint luster is one of the factors in determining grades of "Mint State" coins (e.g. MS-60, MS-65).