Coin Terminology and Glossary

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Random term: Debase
Explanation: To reduce the amount of precious metal content in an issue of coins, thereby increasing the proportion of base metal contained

Most popular coin terms

DefinitionSearchesPercentage
Specimen Proof (SP-70 or PF-70) 10639  11.81%
Silver Clad 9783  10.86%
BN 7235  8.03%
Encapsulated Coin 5525  6.13%
Ultra Cameo (UCAM) 5025  5.58%
Deep Cameo (DC or DCAM) 4777  5.30%
RB 4681  5.20%
Obverse or Face side 4284  4.76%
Reeded Edge 4091  4.54%
Coin Silver 3946  4.38%
PF (PF60, PF70) 3704  4.11%
PR (PR60, PR70) 3694  4.10%
Reverse Cameo 3324  3.69%
MS (MS60-MS70) 3198  3.55%
PQ 3070  3.41%
Brilliant Uncirculated (BU) 2891  3.21%
Clad Coinage 2770  3.07%
Deep Mirror Prooflike (DPML) 2609  2.90%
Flyspecks 2468  2.74%
High Relief 2357  2.62%