Coin Terminology and Glossary

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Random title: Steel
Explanation: An alloy of iron with other metals and carbon, having a range of properties, and usually very durable. During the last century, steel coins were often introduced as emergency economy measures, but are increasingly being used for low value coins, often copper plated

Most popular coin titles

DefinitionSearchesPercentage
Specimen Proof (SP-70 or PF-70) 38143  13.15%
Silver Clad 27252  9.40%
Coin Silver 19443  6.70%
BN 17253  5.95%
Encapsulated Coin 16666  5.75%
Slabbed Coins 16563  5.71%
RB 15885  5.48%
Deep Cameo (DC or DCAM) 12974  4.47%
PF (PF60, PF70) 12693  4.38%
Reeded Edge 12407  4.28%
Ultra Cameo (UCAM) 12113  4.18%
PQ 10862  3.74%
MS (MS60-MS70) 10816  3.73%
PR (PR60, PR70) 10682  3.68%
High Relief 10012  3.45%
Incuse 9989  3.44%
Coin drop 9354  3.22%
Obverse or Face side 9285  3.20%
Rarity 9256  3.19%
Reverse Cameo 8385  2.89%