Coin Terminology and Glossary

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Random term: WL
Explanation: Walking Liberty (half dollar): US coin, 1916-1947

Most popular coin terms

DefinitionSearchesPercentage
Specimen Proof (SP-70 or PF-70) 14493  13.26%
Silver Clad 11710  10.72%
BN 8592  7.86%
Encapsulated Coin 6994  6.40%
RB 5910  5.41%
Ultra Cameo (UCAM) 5851  5.35%
Deep Cameo (DC or DCAM) 5617  5.14%
Reeded Edge 4930  4.51%
Coin Silver 4688  4.29%
Obverse or Face side 4615  4.22%
PF (PF60, PF70) 4560  4.17%
PR (PR60, PR70) 4355  3.99%
PQ 3873  3.54%
MS (MS60-MS70) 3840  3.51%
Reverse Cameo 3723  3.41%
Clad Coinage 3226  2.95%
Brilliant Uncirculated (BU) 3207  2.94%
High Relief 3177  2.91%
Deep Mirror Prooflike (DPML) 3004  2.75%
Slabbed Coins 2893  2.65%