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Information about New Presidential Dollar coins:

~Unusual Edge Letters on Dollars

~US mint press release.

~Production Schedule of Dollars to be released

~Legislation Authorizing Presidential Dollars in 2007

 

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"A Glossary of Coin Collecting Words and Definitions"

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COIN COLLECTOR WORDS

that start with the letter

" E "

eagle
- nick name for the old gold $10 coins made up until 1932. These older gold coins contained "almost" 1/2 ounce of gold and featured an eagle design on the back. Note: the "eagle" gold coin is different than the new AMERICAN EAGLE gold bullion coin. See "American Eagle".
The eagle term is also used in reference to the US Silver 1 ounce coins currently minted by the US government mint.  They are often called "silver eagle coins".
edge

- the side of the coin. Currently US dimes and quarters have a "reeded" edge, which is an edge with small lines on it. Some coins will have lettering, ornamental designs, or plain edges. The new Presidential Dollar coins have a edge lettering.  To view the Presidential $'s edge lettering click here.

More Information about Presidential Dollar coins:

See related US President's spouses gold coins issued in 2007:

edge lettering
- letters or designs made on the side edge of a coin. Most modern day coins have plain or reeded edges. Example of edge lettering is the old Capped Bust Half dollar coins. Sometimes called edge device.  See new Presidential US dollar coin series for a modern example.  Unusual Letters on the Edge - Presidential Dollars.  See coins with lettered edges. Two types of Presidential double edge lettered errors exist, overlapped errors and inverted errors.
e-gold
- an electronic way of purchasing, owning, and storing gold.  For more information about this interesting way to invest click here.
Eisenhower dollar
- United States dollar made from 1971 to 1978.  Sometimes called "Ike" dollars because of the portrait of President/General Dwight D Eisenhower.  Ike dollars did not see a lot of use in commerce, partially because of there large silver dollar size.  Although made of clad (nickel and copper), there were some special versions made of 40% silver sold by the mint to collectors. 
electrotype
- a reproduction of a coin or object.  Sometimes used in museums. Produced using an electro-deposition process. 
engraver

- an artist who creates a coin's design as a model or sculpture. In earlier days the engraver would actually cut out the design onto the die. The engraver may not necessarily be the designer or artist who conceptualized the coin.

exergue

- bottom portion of a coinís design.  Normally separated by a line and sometimes containing a date (year) or other information.

error coin
- a coin that has some type of production defect on it.  The difference between a coin error and a coin variety is that an error is considered a "mistake" that escaped the quality control of the US mint inspectors.  Modern production procedures attempt to keep error coins from being released.
 US Presidential dollar errors have been found with plain edge errors and double edge lettering.  Double edge lettering exists as overlapped edge lettered errors and inverted edge lettered errors.
extra fine
- Coin grading term indicating a coin with wear on the higher points.  Most details of the coin design are visible and readable.  Sometimes called extremely fine.
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New Presidential Dollar coins:

~Unusual Edge Letters on President coins

~US mint $ coin press release.

~Production Schedule for upcoming Dollars.

~Legislation Authorizing Presidential Dollar Coins in 2007.

 

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