The third side of a coin is called the edge. The edge runs the entire circumference of the coin between the heads side, call the obverse, and the tails side, called the reverse. It is literally the third side of the coin.
A:Silver coins can be cleaned by dipping the coins in lemon juice for a certain amount of time and then cleaning them with a soft brush. Afterwards, the coins should be washed using water and then dried off.
A:The Martin Van Buren presidential $1 coin is dedicated to the eighth U.S. president. It is part of the Presidential $1 Coin Program, part of an Act of Congress from 2005, directing the United States Mint to produce a collection of $1 coins with relief portraits of each of the U.S. presidents.
A:Abraham Lincoln is on the $5 bill in order to commemorate his legacy and the sacrifices that he made for the United States while serving as president. Lincoln's face is also featured on the United States 1 cent coin and is featured on Mount Rushmore.
A:United States pennies minted after 1982 weigh 2.5 grams, or 0.088 ounces. These pennies are 2.5 percent copper and 97.5 percent zinc. Before 1982, pennies weighed 3.11 grams, or 0.110 ounces. They were 95 percent copper and 5 percent zinc, which is a form of bronze.
A:Identifying any foreign coin is largely a matter of learning as much as possible about the coin from its markings, metal composition, country of origin and age. Many conversion tables are available online, once this information has been gathered, to translate dates and originator information. Sometimes this is difficult, as dates on Arabic coins are read right-to-left, according to the World Coin Gallery.
A:A farthing was a coin in the old monetary system of the United Kingdom that was worth one-fourth of a penny. It took 960 farthings to make up a pound sterling. Monetary inflation rendered the farthing virtually worthless by the 1950s, and it was removed from circulation in 1960.
A:The earliest Roman currency was a bronze coin called the as. It weighed as much as a Roman pound, about 335.9 grams. Around 187 B.C. a silver coin called the denarius was introduced. During the Second Punic War (218 to 201 B.C.), a gold coin called the aureus was introduced.
A:Jewelry marked as 950 silver means that the item is 95 percent pure silver. When stamped 950, it refers to its purity in parts per thousand. The remaining 5 percent is an alloy added to increase the hardness of the silver piece.
A:The first official U.S. penny was minted in 1787 according to coinfacts.com, so this would make the oldest U.S. penny 227 years old as of 2014. According to the Professional Coin Grading service, these coins are still in existence.
A:Collectors most often buy and sell old coins at auctions, from coin dealers and at coin collecting conventions. Coin valuation companies offer a third-party estimated value for both coin buyers and sellers.
A:Pennies in the United States were made of pure copper from 1793 to 1837, and then contained varying amounts of copper throughout the years before converting to a majority 97.5 percent zinc in 1982. At that point, the penny continued to be made with a small 2.5 percent copper.
A:There are many online resources that offer value estimates of old paper money, including Heritage Auctions, Paper Money Guide, CoinSite and eBay. Professional appraisal by an expert in person is another possible option.
A:As of 2014, the dime is made out of a blend of metals called "clad." A copper center is sandwiched between two layers of a 75-percent copper and 25-percent nickel blend. The total composition of a modern dime is 91.67 percent copper and 8.33 percent nickel.
A:The length of a dollar bill is 6.14 inches, and the width is 2.61 inches. If one million dollar bills laid end to end lengthwise, they would extend 96.6 miles. One trillion dollar bills would extend 96,906,656 miles, which is farther than the distance to the sun.
A:The volume of a quarter is 808.53 mm3. A quarter is a cylinder with a diameter of 24.26 mm and a thickness, or height, of 1.75 mm. The volume of a cylinder is found by taking the radius of the cylinder squared times the height of the cylinder times pi.