Coin Terminology and Glossary

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Random term: Specie
Explanation: Precious metal used to back money, usually gold and silver

Most popular coin terms

DefinitionSearchesPercentage
Specimen Proof (SP-70 or PF-70) 25978  14.07%
Silver Clad 20589  11.15%
BN 12733  6.90%
Encapsulated Coin 11726  6.35%
RB 10392  5.63%
Deep Cameo (DC or DCAM) 9007  4.88%
Slabbed Coins 8526  4.62%
Ultra Cameo (UCAM) 8333  4.51%
Coin Silver 8269  4.48%
Reeded Edge 8067  4.37%
PF (PF60, PF70) 7453  4.04%
PQ 6779  3.67%
PR (PR60, PR70) 6621  3.59%
Obverse or Face side 6437  3.49%
MS (MS60-MS70) 6421  3.48%
High Relief 6379  3.45%
Reverse Cameo 5437  2.94%
Rarity 5322  2.88%
Brilliant Uncirculated (BU) 5173  2.80%
Clad Coinage 4961  2.69%