"Money in form, collector coins are in fact miniature works of art featuring the highlights in a nation’s life. Such coins are usually made of gold, silver or other precious metals of especially fine grade. As opposed to currency in circulation, collector coins are usually not intended to be used as a means of payment, but as a gift, souvenir or collector’s item. Consequently, the price of collector coins is considerably higher than their nominal value."
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