Coin Terminology and Glossary

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Random term: Very Fine (VF20)
Explanation: Grade: Moderate wear on all of the high parts of the coin and the designs and lettering have lost much of their sharpness. The original mint luster is virtually gone. Major parts of the design are clear, but minor details are weak

Most popular coin terms

DefinitionSearchesPercentage
Specimen Proof (SP-70 or PF-70) 16380  13.70%
Silver Clad 13099  10.95%
BN 9230  7.72%
Encapsulated Coin 7668  6.41%
RB 6577  5.50%
Ultra Cameo (UCAM) 6212  5.19%
Deep Cameo (DC or DCAM) 6128  5.12%
Reeded Edge 5244  4.38%
Coin Silver 5062  4.23%
PF (PF60, PF70) 4920  4.11%
Obverse or Face side 4830  4.04%
PR (PR60, PR70) 4646  3.88%
PQ 4225  3.53%
MS (MS60-MS70) 4145  3.47%
Reverse Cameo 3933  3.29%
High Relief 3659  3.06%
Slabbed Coins 3492  2.92%
Clad Coinage 3461  2.89%
Brilliant Uncirculated (BU) 3396  2.84%
Deep Mirror Prooflike (DPML) 3213  2.69%