Coin Terminology and Glossary

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Random term: Alloy
Explanation: A combination of two or more metals melted into one compound

Most popular coin terms

DefinitionSearchesPercentage
Specimen Proof (SP-70 or PF-70) 9395  11.35%
Silver Clad 9081  10.97%
BN 6696  8.09%
Encapsulated Coin 4817  5.82%
Ultra Cameo (UCAM) 4670  5.64%
Deep Cameo (DC or DCAM) 4412  5.33%
RB 4227  5.11%
Obverse or Face side 4108  4.96%
Reeded Edge 3799  4.59%
Coin Silver 3693  4.46%
PR (PR60, PR70) 3440  4.16%
PF (PF60, PF70) 3392  4.10%
Reverse Cameo 3164  3.82%
MS (MS60-MS70) 2979  3.60%
Brilliant Uncirculated (BU) 2716  3.28%
PQ 2690  3.25%
Clad Coinage 2632  3.18%
Deep Mirror Prooflike (DPML) 2485  3.00%
Flyspecks 2368  2.86%
Buffing (whizzed) 1998  2.41%