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Remainder - a numismatic reference. Notes leftover from a general issue not released into circulation. Usually without signatures, dates and or numbers.
Replacement Notes - a special printing run to replace damaged notes. Typically annotated by a special character, i.e. star, letter or symbol.
Reprint - a numismatic reference. A note printed from the original plates. Usually many years later and for commemorative purposes.
Restrike - a numismatic reference. A coin struck from the original dies. Usually many years later and for commemorative purposes.
Reverse - a numismatic reference. The 'tails' or back of a coin.

S

Short Snorter - slang for a note, signed by soldiers and used as credit at local merchant. Seen typically during WWII although earlier periods do exist.
Siege Notes - localized emergancy money issued during a city siege.
Silver - a brilliant white medium hard metal used in jewelry, coins and in industrial applications. It is malleable, ductile and good conductor of heat. A precious metal.
Slab - a numismatic reference. Slang for an item, third party graded and hermetically sealed in archival plastic.
Sn - chemical symbol for Tin
Speciman - a numismatic reference. Samples of original notes, distributed between banks to familiarize staff with new designs or issues. In many cases the front is printed seperate from the back (uniface).
Split Grade - a numismatic reference. Slang, an older grading term use to indicate 
  • a. an item is better than the standard grade, but doesn't quite meet the criteria for the next grade. With the advent of third party grading and numerical designations, this term is not used as frequently.
  • b. one side of a coin is higher grade than the other. This can occur in coins where the bulk of the design detail is on one side, i.e. a high relief, causing it to wear down unevenly.
Stamp Currency - revenue or postage stamps used as emergency money.
Star Notes - see Replacement Notes.
Steel - a hard greyish to white alloy composed of iron, carbon and other trace metal elements.

T

Tin - a soft silvery, white metal. Usually seen in other collectibles. Not often seen in coin production.
Tone, (ing) - a numistmatic reference. The discoloration that forms on metal during oxidation. It can be natural, which is generally harmless or artificial, which can be damage a coin or metal. Toning is a controversial, albeit personal issue, in as much as whether to clean a coin to remove the tone or not.
Troy Weight - a system of weight generally reserved for precious metals.