Learn the Common Terms Used by Numismatists

Did you know that Stack’s Bowers Galleries has a Glossary of Terms on
their website? This glossary is designed to help both newcomers and seasoned collectors
identify common phrases and words used within the collecting community. For
example, do you know what “Accolated” means? Accolated means an overlapped
impression, as with two or more portraits on the face of a coin. Example: The
1900 Lafayette commemorative silver dollar bears the accolated portraits of
Washington and Lafayette.

This reference tool is one of the many ways that Stack’s
Bowers Galleries tries to make collecting and learning as easy as possible. If
you need help with a term that isn’t on the list, please email us at and our experts
would be happy to help!​

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