Coin Terminology and Glossary

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Random term: Junk Silver
Explanation: Silver coins of circulated quality. Often used to describe bags or common US silver coins that were pulled out of circulation when silver was disappearing. Does not mean the coins are damaged. Junk silver rolls or bags usually will not contain scarce dates, low mintages, or high quality coins

Most popular coin terms

DefinitionSearchesPercentage
Specimen Proof (SP-70 or PF-70) 30593  13.89%
Silver Clad 23316  10.59%
BN 14536  6.60%
Encapsulated Coin 13805  6.27%
RB 12431  5.64%
Slabbed Coins 11616  5.27%
Deep Cameo (DC or DCAM) 10478  4.76%
Coin Silver 10299  4.68%
Reeded Edge 9655  4.38%
Ultra Cameo (UCAM) 9647  4.38%
PF (PF60, PF70) 9110  4.14%
PQ 8138  3.69%
MS (MS60-MS70) 8033  3.65%
PR (PR60, PR70) 7873  3.57%
High Relief 7734  3.51%
Obverse or Face side 7453  3.38%
Rarity 6609  3.00%
Reverse Cameo 6420  2.91%
Brilliant Uncirculated (BU) 6272  2.85%
Clad Coinage 6170  2.80%