Coin Terminology and Glossary

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Random term: Lustre
Explanation: The glossy mint bloom on the surface of an Uncirculated coin. Although normally brilliant, with time luster may become dull, frosty, spotted or discolored. Coin lustre is affected by wear, handling, polishing of dies or planchets, exposure to Chemicals, humidity and temperature

Most popular coin terms

DefinitionSearchesPercentage
Specimen Proof (SP-70 or PF-70) 35247  13.78%
Silver Clad 25750  10.07%
BN 16033  6.27%
Encapsulated Coin 15490  6.06%
Slabbed Coins 14477  5.66%
RB 14455  5.65%
Coin Silver 12098  4.73%
Deep Cameo (DC or DCAM) 11806  4.62%
PF (PF60, PF70) 11162  4.37%
Reeded Edge 11160  4.36%
Ultra Cameo (UCAM) 10924  4.27%
PQ 9720  3.80%
MS (MS60-MS70) 9667  3.78%
PR (PR60, PR70) 9362  3.66%
High Relief 8997  3.52%
Incuse 8501  3.32%
Obverse or Face side 8374  3.27%
Rarity 7875  3.08%
Reverse Cameo 7299  2.85%
Brilliant Uncirculated (BU) 7296  2.85%