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    Info Numis

    Here are some info and tips regarding coins/notes collecting.


    1. The Maria Theresa Thaler 1780 [link]
    2. British Trade Dollar [link]
    3. Coins Values [link]
    4. US Coins Collecting Guide [link]


    1. Replacement note indicators [link]


    # Store coins individually in a holder. Do not stack coins on each other.
    # Keep coins in clear acid- and PVC-free holders.
    # Use Mylar or vinyl holders which is acid-free and contain no harmful chemicals.
    # Keep away from direct sunlight to avoid fading.
    # Store in a cool, dry place and away from excessive heat and humidity.


    # Avoid handling coins/banknotes with bare hands.
    # Always use glove when handling coins.
    # When handling banknotes, try to use a pair of stainless steel tweezers or tongs.
    Always use glove when handling banknotes.
    # Never try to repair or clean paper money by yourself.


    Coin [link]
    Coin Grading Services
    1. Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) [link]
    2. Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) [link]
    3. Independent Coin Graders (ICG) [link]
    4. American Numismatic Association Certification Service (ANACS) [link]
    5. Coin Grading Services UK (CGS) [link]

    Banknote [link]
    Banknote Grading Services
    1. Paper Money Grading (PMG) [link]
    2. PCGS Currency [link]
    3. Banknote Certification Service (BCS) [link]
    4. Currency Grading & Authentication (CGA) [link]


    1. New Collector's Tips [link]
    2. Glossary of Numismatics [link]

    Numis News

    # Namibia new 10 and 20 Dollars reported.. more
    # New Belarus coin Virgo 2013.. more
    # Iran new 5,000 Rial note reported.. more

    Numis Trivia

    # 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.

    Numis Terms

    # 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).