Coin Terminology and Glossary

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Random title: Sheldon Scale
Explanation: A numerical grading system ranging from 1 to 70 created by Dr. William H. Sheldon to denote proportional values of large cents minted from 1793 to 1814 and subsequently adaped as a general grading scale

Most popular coin titles

DefinitionSearchesPercentage
Specimen Proof (SP-70 or PF-70) 42257  13.29%
Silver Clad 28513  8.97%
Coin Silver 20586  6.48%
Slabbed Coins 18863  5.93%
BN 18580  5.85%
Encapsulated Coin 17902  5.63%
RB 17250  5.43%
Deep Cameo (DC or DCAM) 14096  4.43%
PF (PF60, PF70) 13954  4.39%
Reeded Edge 13470  4.24%
Ultra Cameo (UCAM) 13181  4.15%
PQ 12158  3.82%
MS (MS60-MS70) 11945  3.76%
PR (PR60, PR70) 11813  3.72%
High Relief 11074  3.48%
Incuse 11054  3.48%
Rarity 10917  3.43%
Coin drop 10436  3.28%
Obverse or Face side 10315  3.25%
Reverse Cameo 9497  2.99%