Coin Terminology and Glossary

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Random title: Nickel
Explanation: A hard silvery coloured metal often used as an alloy with copper known as cupro-nickel; Nick name for the US five cent piece. Although only 25% of the five cent piece is made of the metal nickel it gives the appearance that it is solid nickel. The nick name 'nickel' came about due to its appearance of being made of the metal nickel. It is actually made of a mixture of copper (75%) and nickel(25%)

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DefinitionSearchesPercentage
Specimen Proof (SP-70 or PF-70) 37814  13.26%
Silver Clad 27048  9.48%
Coin Silver 19199  6.73%
BN 17043  5.98%
Encapsulated Coin 16464  5.77%
Slabbed Coins 16107  5.65%
RB 15617  5.48%
Deep Cameo (DC or DCAM) 12780  4.48%
PF (PF60, PF70) 12410  4.35%
Reeded Edge 12191  4.27%
Ultra Cameo (UCAM) 11910  4.18%
PQ 10665  3.74%
MS (MS60-MS70) 10600  3.72%
PR (PR60, PR70) 10464  3.67%
High Relief 9840  3.45%
Incuse 9782  3.43%
Coin drop 9106  3.19%
Obverse or Face side 9076  3.18%
Rarity 8884  3.11%
Reverse Cameo 8152  2.86%