Coin Terminology and Glossary

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Random term: Circulated

Explanation: A coin used commercially and therefore suffers wear and tear; a used coin

Most popular coin terms

DefinitionSearchesPercentage
Silver Clad 3723  10.16%
Specimen Proof (SP-70 or PF-70) 2898  7.91%
Obverse or Face side 2837  7.74%
BN 2701  7.37%
Ultra Cameo (UCAM) 2103  5.74%
Deep Cameo (DC or DCAM) 1906  5.20%
PR (PR60, PR70) 1761  4.81%
Reeded Edge 1725  4.71%
Encapsulated Coin 1641  4.48%
Reverse Cameo 1629  4.45%
RB 1605  4.38%
Coin Silver 1579  4.31%
Flyspecks 1572  4.29%
PF (PF60, PF70) 1418  3.87%
Clad Coinage 1379  3.76%
MS (MS60-MS70) 1328  3.62%
Brilliant Uncirculated (BU) 1327  3.62%
Deep Mirror Prooflike (DPML) 1308  3.57%
Hard Times Tokens 1110  3.03%
Buffing (whizzed) 1089  2.97%