CONFEDERATE STATES OF AMERICA, fantasy, 1861, Obverse: bust L, CONFEDERATE STATES OF AMERICA 1861, Reverse: 1/100 in wreath, casting seam visible on edge, copper plated cast gray metal, 19mm, 1.2mm thick, weight approximaptely 2.2-2.6g, 1960s fantasy, Unc, specimens might have some small toned areas

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If someone produces a thing that says it’s a coin but the country doesn’t exist, or some part of it is non-standard, we tend to call that a “fantasy.” Like a “coin” from Atlantis. Jewelry coins are jewelry bits made to look like coins. That is different from taking real coins and making them into jewelry.

The word “exonumia” is used to describe all kinds of things that are “like” coins but are not coins. I wrote a blog post on that subject. Basic categories: 1. used like a coin but not issued by a national government, 2. looks like a coin but not made for spending, 3. other things that we are interested in.