|COIN COLLECTING DEFINITIONS STARTING WITH "L"|
lamination: a “peeling” defect in a planchet caused by air or impurities when the planchet strip is rolled out.
Large Cent: the U.S. One Cent coins struck from 1793 to 1857.
large date: the opposite of a small date. This is a relative term.
legend: any of the wording or lettering on a coin. A motto can be a legend.
lettered edge: an edge of a coin that has been imprinted with raised or incuse letters
lettering: any of the letters or words that appear on a coin or its edge.
Liberty: the female embodiment of the American concept of freedom and liberty. Miss Liberty is a favorite subject on U.S. coins and she has appeared in a number of different forms.
Liberty Cap: design type of U.S. copper coins struck from 1793-1796.
Liberty Head: any of the anonymous female heads that have appeared on U.S. coins.
Liberty Nickel: the Five Cents coins struck from 1883 to 1913, with a head of Liberty on the front and a large V on the back.
Liberty Seated: design type used on U.S. silver coins struck from 1836 to 1891.
Lincoln Cent: the U.S. One Cent piece struck from 1909 until today.
loupe: a high-power magnifying glass used to examine coins.
luster: the shiny quality of new metal. Luster decreases as wear increases.
lustrous: a coin that is bright and shiny.
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