Coin Terminology and Glossary

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Random term: Hub
Explanation: A steel bar used to make dies having the same raised design on one end as one side of the coins ultimately produced

Most popular coin terms

DefinitionSearchesPercentage
Specimen Proof (SP-70 or PF-70) 34536  13.81%
Silver Clad 25391  10.15%
BN 15774  6.31%
Encapsulated Coin 15218  6.09%
RB 14126  5.65%
Slabbed Coins 14000  5.60%
Coin Silver 11810  4.72%
Deep Cameo (DC or DCAM) 11600  4.64%
Reeded Edge 10944  4.38%
PF (PF60, PF70) 10757  4.30%
Ultra Cameo (UCAM) 10702  4.28%
PQ 9459  3.78%
MS (MS60-MS70) 9439  3.77%
PR (PR60, PR70) 9049  3.62%
High Relief 8825  3.53%
Obverse or Face side 8243  3.30%
Incuse 8150  3.26%
Rarity 7693  3.08%
Reverse Cameo 7177  2.87%
Brilliant Uncirculated (BU) 7134  2.85%