Coin Terminology and Glossary

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Random title: K-#
Explanation: You will quite often see within the description of an error coin the 'K' position used. This refers to the clock position. For example, a coin with a clip at K-11 means that the clip is at the 11 o'clock position. The K position is always in relation to the obverse of the coin unless otherwise noted

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