|COIN COLLECTING DEFINITIONS STARTING WITH "N"|
new: an everyday term for an Uncirculated or Mint State coin.
New Orleans: the official U.S. Mint at New Orleans, Louisiana that struck coins from 1838 to 1909.
NGC: abbreviation for the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (a third-party, independent grading service).
nick: a small contact mark on a coin.
Nickel: the hard metal used to make Five Cent pieces. Also, the alloy on modern clad coins.
numerical grading: a system used to describe the condition of a coin. The numerical system currently in use for American coins ranges from 1 to 70, with 70 indicating a perfect coin.
Numismatic Guaranty Corporation: an independent, third-party grading and certification service located in Parsippany, New Jersey.
Numismatic News: the weekly numismatic newspaper published by Krause Publications.
numismatic: related to coins.
numismatics: the study of coins and coin collecting.
numismatist: the person who studies and collects coins.
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