Coin Terminology and Glossary

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Random term: Tin
Explanation: A soft grey metallic element which has occasionally been used for coins, and is also a constituent of bronze which has often been used as a coin alloy, and often wrongly called copper

Most popular coin terms

DefinitionSearchesPercentage
Specimen Proof (SP-70 or PF-70) 31766  13.88%
Silver Clad 23862  10.43%
BN 14906  6.52%
Encapsulated Coin 14281  6.24%
RB 12888  5.63%
Slabbed Coins 12312  5.38%
Deep Cameo (DC or DCAM) 10814  4.73%
Coin Silver 10705  4.68%
Reeded Edge 10057  4.40%
Ultra Cameo (UCAM) 9973  4.36%
PF (PF60, PF70) 9558  4.18%
PQ 8514  3.72%
MS (MS60-MS70) 8486  3.71%
PR (PR60, PR70) 8200  3.58%
High Relief 8022  3.51%
Obverse or Face side 7701  3.37%
Rarity 6932  3.03%
Reverse Cameo 6633  2.90%
Incuse 6630  2.90%
Brilliant Uncirculated (BU) 6548  2.86%