Blog Archives

NumisMedia Glossary of Numismatic Terms

Glossary Description:

One of the largest alphabetical indexes of numismatic terms and definitions on the Internet. Offering above 600 terms you have good chances to find what you are looking for. Also important – the website also offers a list of numismatic abbreviations and definitions of General Grading Standards for U.S. Coins.

The only minus of this glossary – it misses out on introducing hyperlinks. Standing in front of 600 terms the novice can feel a bit lost. If not in each definition, but at least terms that refer to alternate terms and “See also..” remarks should be equipped with a hyperlink.

NumisMedia is a member-oriented community of U.S. coin dealers. They provide services for coin dealers in a cooperative effort to enhance the nature of the numismatic industry. These dealers have banded together to initiate a national marketing program that will provide coins and information for the numismatic fraternity; for both dealers and collectors, alike

Example term: Conserved

Numismatic conservation involves examination, scientific analysis, and a reliance upon an extensive base of numismatic knowledge to determine the nature of a coin’s state of preservation and the extent of any damage. Conservation also encompasses appropriate procedures to protect the coin’s original appearance and to guard against future deterioration to whatever extent possible.
Professional conservation should not be confused with “Coin Doctoring”, in which an attempt is made to improve the appearance and grade of a coin through deceptive means such as artificial toning and where unaccepted or unorthodox methods are employed. Also not qualifying as conservation is restoration where mechanical repairs are made such as filling holes, smoothing out scratches, and re-engraving of detail.

Glossary / Dictionary Details

Title:NumisMedia Glossary of Numismatic Terms Terms: 634
Link: http://www.numismedia.com/glossary.htm Language: English
Quote as: NumisMedia Glossary of Numismatic Terms, Copyright © 2011 Numismatic Interactive Network, LLC
All Rights Reserved. [+link]
Last visited: November 11, 2011
Advertisements
%d bloggers like this: