Coin Terminology and Glossary

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Selected term: Clad Coinage
Explanation: Issues of United States dimes, quarters, halves, and dollars made since 1965. Each coin has a center core, and a layer of copper-nickel or silver on both sides. Clad differs from a plated coin in that the clad blank (or planchlet) is treated to seal the layers of metal together

Most popular coin terms

DefinitionSearchesPercentage
Specimen Proof (SP-70 or PF-70) 29579  13.87%
Silver Clad 22835  10.71%
BN 14224  6.67%
Encapsulated Coin 13394  6.28%
RB 12036  5.64%
Slabbed Coins 11034  5.17%
Deep Cameo (DC or DCAM) 10195  4.78%
Coin Silver 9960  4.67%
Ultra Cameo (UCAM) 9357  4.39%
Reeded Edge 9297  4.36%
PF (PF60, PF70) 8741  4.10%
PQ 7846  3.68%
MS (MS60-MS70) 7688  3.61%
PR (PR60, PR70) 7600  3.56%
High Relief 7503  3.52%
Obverse or Face side 7259  3.40%
Rarity 6342  2.97%
Reverse Cameo 6243  2.93%
Brilliant Uncirculated (BU) 6085  2.85%
Clad Coinage 5914  2.77%