Coin Terminology and Glossary

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Selected term: PR (PR60, PR70)
Explanation: Proof: Type of coin production and/or Grade. Contrasts with business strike

Most popular coin terms

DefinitionSearchesPercentage
Specimen Proof (SP-70 or PF-70) 28453  13.91%
Silver Clad 22236  10.87%
BN 13819  6.75%
Encapsulated Coin 12833  6.27%
RB 11570  5.65%
Slabbed Coins 10257  5.01%
Deep Cameo (DC or DCAM) 9831  4.81%
Coin Silver 9445  4.62%
Ultra Cameo (UCAM) 9056  4.43%
Reeded Edge 8928  4.36%
PF (PF60, PF70) 8351  4.08%
PQ 7501  3.67%
PR (PR60, PR70) 7301  3.57%
MS (MS60-MS70) 7261  3.55%
High Relief 7136  3.49%
Obverse or Face side 7007  3.42%
Rarity 6067  2.97%
Reverse Cameo 6033  2.95%
Brilliant Uncirculated (BU) 5796  2.83%
Clad Coinage 5629  2.75%