Noncollectable. A collectors’ term for a numismatic item issued or available in such small quantity that it is not easily “collectable.” Specifically any item less than ten specimens in collectors’ hand, that is, in existence but outside of museums is deemed noncollectable. The quantity issued sometimes may be misleading since all but a handful may have been destroyed (example: 1937 Cuban peso coin). Abbreviation: NC. See collectable.
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For Artists, Makers, Collectors and Curators
COMPILED AND WRITTEN BY D. WAYNE JOHNSON
Roger W. Burdette, Editor