Coin Terminology and Glossary

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Random term: Basining

Explanation: The process of polishing a die to impart a mirrored surface or to remove clash marks or other injuries from the die

Most popular coin terms

DefinitionSearchesPercentage
Silver Clad 4054  10.34%
Specimen Proof (SP-70 or PF-70) 3250  8.29%
BN 2923  7.45%
Obverse or Face side 2911  7.42%
Ultra Cameo (UCAM) 2249  5.73%
Deep Cameo (DC or DCAM) 2057  5.25%
PR (PR60, PR70) 1851  4.72%
Reeded Edge 1843  4.70%
RB 1798  4.58%
Encapsulated Coin 1738  4.43%
Reverse Cameo 1712  4.37%
Coin Silver 1698  4.33%
Flyspecks 1615  4.12%
PF (PF60, PF70) 1516  3.87%
Clad Coinage 1446  3.69%
Brilliant Uncirculated (BU) 1429  3.64%
MS (MS60-MS70) 1395  3.56%
Deep Mirror Prooflike (DPML) 1381  3.52%
Hard Times Tokens 1168  2.98%
Buffing (whizzed) 1150  2.93%