Coin Terminology and Glossary

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Random term: Sterling Silver
Explanation: Silver that is .925 fine or possessive silver content of 92.5%

Most popular coin terms

DefinitionSearchesPercentage
Specimen Proof (SP-70 or PF-70) 26021  14.07%
Silver Clad 20609  11.14%
BN 12750  6.89%
Encapsulated Coin 11734  6.34%
RB 10406  5.63%
Deep Cameo (DC or DCAM) 9016  4.87%
Slabbed Coins 8549  4.62%
Ultra Cameo (UCAM) 8345  4.51%
Coin Silver 8279  4.48%
Reeded Edge 8079  4.37%
PF (PF60, PF70) 7468  4.04%
PQ 6791  3.67%
PR (PR60, PR70) 6631  3.58%
Obverse or Face side 6448  3.49%
MS (MS60-MS70) 6429  3.48%
High Relief 6384  3.45%
Reverse Cameo 5448  2.95%
Rarity 5334  2.88%
Brilliant Uncirculated (BU) 5188  2.80%
Clad Coinage 4971  2.69%