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U Mintmark for the city of Turin on French coins, during the occupation of northern Italy 1812-1813. EgCollector 2011-06-09
Ultra High Relief Alternate name for the Extremely High Relief. EgCollector 2011-06-09
ultra rarity Term used for a coin or other numismatic item that is represented by only a few examples. EgCollector 2011-06-09
Unc Short for uncirculated. Unc EgCollector 2011-06-09
Uncia The smallest denomination ancient Roman coin. The name is Latin for "ounce"; originally, the uncia weighed 1 Roman ounce of copper. There were 12 uncia to the as. EgCollector 2011-06-09
Uncirculated Term to indicate a coin or numismatic item that has never been in circulation, a coin without wear. See "Brilliant Uncirculated," "Mint State," and "new." EgCollector 2011-06-09
underbidder The individual or entity that executed the bid preceding the winning bid. Close, but no cigar. EgCollector 2011-06-09
Unitary A monetary system where the primary monetary unit has no fractional monetary units. The Vanuatu vatu is an excellent example. The Japanese yen and the French Pacific franc are also de facto unitary systems, although they have theoretical fractional units which have long been rendered obsolete by inflation. EgCollector 2011-06-09
Universal Rarity Scale A collectibles rarity information scale developed in 1998 by 21 major collectibles experts in order to both define rarity within their individual markets and allow collectors and dealers from different collectibles markets to more easily communicate with one another. The Universal Rarity Scale is a 10 point scale. The least rare collectible items are those where more than 10,000 examples are estimated to exist. These items are designated "UR1" and are described as "readily available." The rarest EgCollector 2011-06-09
Upset A mint error which occurs when a coin has been struck with rotated dies. The difference in angle between an upset coin and a "normal" one is measured in degrees. An angle of less than 15 degrees is not considered to be a major mint error. EgCollector 2011-06-09
Upsetting Mill A machine that raises the outer rim on a planchet prior to striking. Upsetting ensures that the rims are properly formed during striking. EgCollector 2011-06-09
URS Short for Universal Rarity Scale. URS EgCollector 2011-06-09
Used Term to describe a coin that has light to heavy wear or circulation. EgCollector 2011-06-09

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