Coin Terminology and Glossary

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Random term: Spread
Explanation: The difference between buy and sell prices on the same item(s) of a dealer, broker, etc.; The extent of separation between impressions on a doubled die

Most popular coin terms

DefinitionSearchesPercentage
Specimen Proof (SP-70 or PF-70) 15697  13.60%
Silver Clad 12476  10.81%
BN 8997  7.80%
Encapsulated Coin 7394  6.41%
RB 6307  5.47%
Ultra Cameo (UCAM) 6062  5.25%
Deep Cameo (DC or DCAM) 5921  5.13%
Reeded Edge 5100  4.42%
Coin Silver 4901  4.25%
PF (PF60, PF70) 4782  4.14%
Obverse or Face side 4735  4.10%
PR (PR60, PR70) 4533  3.93%
PQ 4072  3.53%
MS (MS60-MS70) 4037  3.50%
Reverse Cameo 3856  3.34%
High Relief 3428  2.97%
Clad Coinage 3370  2.92%
Brilliant Uncirculated (BU) 3323  2.88%
Slabbed Coins 3251  2.82%
Deep Mirror Prooflike (DPML) 3123  2.71%