Numismatic Acronyms

Discussion in 'Frequently Asked Questions' started by National dealer, May 29, 2004.

  1. Lucky Cuss

    Lucky Cuss Cobrador de Plata

    I've seen the abbreviations NT and AT used here - am I correct in presuming this is shorthand for "naturally toned" versus "artificially toned"?
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  3. medoraman

    medoraman Supporter! Supporter

    Yes sir, that is correct.
  4. coingeek12

    coingeek12 Collect all the nickels!

    had me laughing for 10 minutes.
  5. bullionkid

    bullionkid New Member

    All shared information is very useful and i really bookmark it.
  6. Revi

    Revi Mildly numismatic

    FV stands for face value for all you bullion folks out there. It's usually expressed in terms like 18xFV, etc.
  7. dustywallen

    dustywallen Member

    Obw collector of Lincoln's.

  8. Nevadabell

    Nevadabell A picture of me.

    XF is just another term for EF. Both mean the same thing.
  9. George McClellan

    George McClellan Active Member

  10. LA_Geezer

    LA_Geezer Well-Known Member

    I saw two acronyms today that I had not seen before, CU and WAM... no, not VAM, WAM.
  11. midtncoin

    midtncoin Well-Known Member

    CU -- "Crisp Uncirculated" relating to notes
    WAM -- "Wide 'AM'" variety on certain Lincoln Shield Cents (also see CAM -- "Close 'AM'")
  12. LA_Geezer

    LA_Geezer Well-Known Member

    Thanks, but the CU was in the thread dealing with coin hoarders with thousands of pounds worth of coins. I think in this context that it may have something to do with coin sorters, but I am not sure.
  13. CoinCorgi

    CoinCorgi Tell your dog I said hi!

    Cu is the symbol for copper.
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  14. LA_Geezer

    LA_Geezer Well-Known Member

    BTW CAM is not in this list of acronyms either.
  15. CoinCorgi

    CoinCorgi Tell your dog I said hi!

    ...from the Latin cuprum meaning copper.

    Hmmm...I'm unable to edit my post #52.
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  16. LA_Geezer

    LA_Geezer Well-Known Member

    I think I may have figured this out... AM must be with regard to the AMerica on the coin.
  17. midtncoin

    midtncoin Well-Known Member

    Correct. It refers to the spacing between the A and the M in America. I'm doing this from memory but....

    On the 92 and 92d, the normal reverse has a wide AM while the rarer variety has a close AM (the two letters touch each other).

    On the 98, 99, and 00, the situation is reversed. The close AM is normal while the wide AM is rare.
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