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Variety & Mint Error Acronym Meanings

#1 Unread post by Daniel » Sun Jul 28, 2013 3:00 pm

I wanted to offer a little guide on some of the terms you might encounter when looking at certain posts on this website.

DDO-Doubled Die Obverse
DDR-Doubled Die Reverse
MDD-Master Die Doubling
HB-Hub Doubling
PUP-Pick Up Point is where to first look to find a given variety.
RPM-Repunched Mint Mark

Incuse-When the design of a coin is inward from the surface. It also a term that can describe objects or parts of other coin's design that are stamped into another coin's surface i.e. die clashes are incuse.
Convex is the opposite of incuse and most coin designs are convex or a relief above the fields of the coin.
Fields-Describes the area around the devices like the bust, eagle, letters and date and are lower than the devices.
Devices-Is the area around the coin design and sometimes describes the design features themselves, including the date and letters.

MD-Machine Doubling (not doubled die)
SD-Strike Doubling (not doubled die)

PMD-Post Mint Damage

EDS-Early Die State
MDS-Middle Die State
LDS-Late Die State

FS-Fivaz-Stanton (Used to identify a Lincoln Cent variety and is followed by a number in example FS-101)

If you think anymore important acronyms then feel free to post them and I will add them.



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Re: Variety & Mint Error Acronym Meanings

#2 Unread post by fwd » Sun Jul 28, 2013 3:16 pm

...how 'bout mechanical doubling and shelf doubling? whistling2:

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#3 Unread post by 2centsal » Sun Jul 28, 2013 4:44 pm

How about PMS ? widegrin . ( Post Mint State )? Premium Mint State? Ok maybe it doesn't exist. :l

Just a little Humor.

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#4 Unread post by Daniel » Sun Jul 28, 2013 6:12 pm

2centsal wrote:How about PMS ? widegrin . ( Post Mint State )? Premium Mint State? Ok maybe it doesn't exist. :l

Just a little Humor.
I have enough PMS around here :l

Mechanical doubling and shelf doubling is describing the same thing and that would be confusing. I could add it as part of the definition though.

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Re: Variety & Mint Error Acronym Meanings

#5 Unread post by 2centsal » Mon Jul 29, 2013 6:14 am

How about
1 ( OPM & OMM are the same) ( Overpunched Mintmark) ( Over Mintmark), When you have one letter over a different letter

2 RPM ( Repunched Mintmark ) - Doubled Mintmark
3 RPD (Repunched Date) - Doubled Date
4 PF or PR - Proof

COIN SPECIFIC ABBREVIATIONS
5 FBL - Full Bell Lines ( Franklin Halves)
6 FB or FSB - Full Bands or Full Split Bands ( Mercury Dimes)
* FSB is the older term used. PCGS and NGC just use FB on their slabs.
What I'm not sure is if it has to be 2 bands or all 3 bands. I heard NGC requires 3 split bands and PCGS requires 2. Does anyone know ?? Then another site I visited said that just the middle one has to be split. :dunno

7 FB - also used for Roosevelt dimes ( usually very high grades though)

Can anyone think of anymore ??? :w ( that's not me meaning I'm wise, That's just me in 20 years ) :l

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Re: Variety & Mint Error Acronym Meanings

#6 Unread post by PALH1 » Mon Jul 29, 2013 5:00 pm

NGC & PCGS WERE SUPPOSED TO ONLY USE FSB, FBL, 5/6FS.....SO ON (THAT WAS THE IDEA, & **THEY DID** DO IT EARLY ON) TO 'DESIGNATE' EDS COINAGE ONLY. BUT, AS TIME WENT ON, THIS GOT LOST. NOW, AS THEY HAVE BECOME H-U-G-E PROCESSING WAREHOUSES, I SEE THESE MOSTLY ONLY ON HIGH VOLUME SUBMITTER COINS. I HAVE PICKED OFF M-A-N-Y VEDS COINS WITH NOTHING ON THE 'LABEL', & "GRADED" WAY WAY TO LOW,...SUBMITTED/SOLD BY NEWBEE SELLERS FLIPPING COINS. THEY EVEN TELL YOU ON THEIR SITES THAT 'YOUR GRADER', "MAY OR MAY NOT HAVE ANY EXPERIENCE GRADING THAT TYPE OF COIN". ALSO, THEY EVEN TELL YOU TO 'BUY THE COIN, NOT THE SLAB'......& "THE '62' FROM ONE GRADER, MAY BE A '64' FROM ANOTHER". I SAY... "THE MODERN DAY COLLECTORS ARE SHEEP, AND THEIR SHEPARD IS A 'SLAB LABEL', LEADING THEM BLINDLY THROUGH THE NUMISMATIC FIELDS". BECAUSE ALL 63's ARE 63's, 64's ARE 64's, SO ON......CHECK THE 'PRICE GUIDE', & THAT'S WHAT IT'S WORTH! THIS IS CALLED 'SLAB LABEL BRAINWASHED'. SAD REALLY. I WILL POST A 1959 LINCOLN CENT PF66RD DDR PR-2-R-I-C+VI(3) I JUST PICKED FOR $22!! "GRADED" AS THEY CALL IT, A 66 BECAUSE THE COIN IS FILTHY....BUT IS NEAR AS PERFECT AS A 70 WITH RESPECT TO 'CONTACT MARKS'. IT'S A MDS , EARLY-MID STAGE 'B', BUT HAS ONLY 3 ITTY BITTY TOUCH MARKS I CAN JUST BARELY FIND UNDER THE SCOPE. AFTER I SEND IT TO NCS TO RESTORE/CONSERVE IT....A 69, MAYBE A 69*. IT JUST DEPENDS ON THE QUANTITY OF COINS I SEND AT THAT TIME, & WHOM IS 'GRADING' IT.

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Re: Variety & Mint Error Acronym Meanings

#7 Unread post by fwd » Mon Jul 29, 2013 5:29 pm

...just thought of something that applies to the SBA dollars. FT, which is a designation for full talons on the reverse of the Anthony dollar. don't know if you could use this or not, daniel. :dunno

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#8 Unread post by Maineman750 » Mon Jul 29, 2013 6:58 pm

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Re: Variety & Mint Error Acronym Meanings

#9 Unread post by fwd » Mon Jul 29, 2013 7:27 pm

...link not working, roger.

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Re: Variety & Mint Error Acronym Meanings

#10 Unread post by Maineman750 » Mon Jul 29, 2013 10:05 pm

Got it now Steve..not sure what happened ?
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