Make Up & Define a New Numismatic Term that is Badly Needed

Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by JCro57, Oct 13, 2018.

  1. JCro57

    JCro57 Making Errors Great Again

    Anyone remember "Sniglets"? A singlet is a term that should be in the dictionary, but isn't. For example, I made up the term "gym-poster" which is a "person who lies about working out when they never do."

    Well, here is my coin term which I feel the hobby needs: "MS-13: (a) A coin someone cracked out of a slab because it was attributed as being damaged, but is now for sale as a raw 'clean' example to an unsuspecting and uneducated buyer, or; (b) a stolen coin for sale." (For those who don't know, MS-13 is a Latin street and prison gang).

    Let's hear yours!
    Last edited: Oct 13, 2018
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  3. -jeffB

    -jeffB Greshams LEO Supporter

    I've been calling those BS-63 (or whatever number) for a while now.
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  4. -jeffB

    -jeffB Greshams LEO Supporter

    There's also the (large and common) class of errors known as Misaligned Expectations...
  5. cladking

    cladking Coin Collector

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    cladking Coin Collector

  7. cladking

    cladking Coin Collector


    Any shiny or nearly shiny coin available online or on TV.

    It doesn't have circular grooves etched into it.
  8. tommyc03

    tommyc03 Senior Member

    BOGS-Badly over graded slabs.
  9. paddyman98

    paddyman98 No Common Cents! Supporter

    If anyone has noticed I have been using my made up terminology on Damaged Coins which is the following.. DD - Definitely Damaged

    I have been thinking of using the following word.. DEFDAM which also means and is short for Definitely Damaged
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  10. tommyc03

    tommyc03 Senior Member

    BUGS-Badly under graded slabs.
  11. toned_morgan

    toned_morgan Toning Lover


    What the heck is this coin doing in this holder?! (Usually for obviously artificially toned coins or coins with unbelievable grades)
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  12. Seattlite86

    Seattlite86 Outspoken Member

    I’ll try to come up with better ones tomorrow. First go:

    Numisnutist (“numnut” for short) = someone who doesn’t know much about coins and refuses to heed reasonable advice from numismatists who earnestly tried to help.

    Numismatheorying (“nuthing” for short) = made up stories numisnotists create to explain the impossibly rare error coin they have, that is just damaged.
  13. CoinCorgi

    CoinCorgi Derp, derp, derp!

    Not going to google either sniglet or singlet. Nope. Not going to do it.
  14. ewomack

    ewomack Senior Member Supporter

    "Here Comes Another One" (in honor of the Monty Python Song) - yet another commemorative celebrating either a well-known or obscure holiday.

  15. longnine009

    longnine009 Most Exalted Excellency

    Rent-a-grade: When grading standards or interpretations of grading standards change, send your coins in along with a rent check.
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  16. longnine009

    longnine009 Most Exalted Excellency

    Back door decimal grading: 100 point grading.
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  17. EyeAppealingCoins

    EyeAppealingCoins Well-Known Member

    Bifurcked - The state of having been left blindsided by an increasingly bifurcated rare coin market and declining prices.
  18. paddyman98

    paddyman98 No Common Cents! Supporter

    I have one..
    Double Die :dead::dead: - You should take that coin (which is not a Doubled Die) and shoot it twice and put it out of its misery!

    Then it would be called a Double Died!
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  19. CoinCorgi

    CoinCorgi Derp, derp, derp!

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  20. -jeffB

    -jeffB Greshams LEO Supporter

    And "commerative".
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  21. Santinidollar

    Santinidollar Supporter! Supporter


    Error It Ain’t
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