Coin Terminology and Glossary

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Selected term: Choice / About Uncirculated (AU-55)
Explanation: Grade: There are only small traces of wear visible on the highest points of the coin. Wear often occurs in different spots on different designs, and the larger fields will show some surface disruptions, however much of the original luster is intact

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DefinitionSearchesPercentage
Specimen Proof (SP-70 or PF-70) 34002  13.83%
Silver Clad 25158  10.23%
BN 15620  6.35%
Encapsulated Coin 15031  6.11%
RB 13846  5.63%
Slabbed Coins 13637  5.55%
Coin Silver 11594  4.71%
Deep Cameo (DC or DCAM) 11427  4.65%
Reeded Edge 10770  4.38%
Ultra Cameo (UCAM) 10547  4.29%
PF (PF60, PF70) 10514  4.28%
MS (MS60-MS70) 9281  3.77%
PQ 9257  3.76%
PR (PR60, PR70) 8824  3.59%
High Relief 8685  3.53%
Obverse or Face side 8152  3.32%
Incuse 7864  3.20%
Rarity 7554  3.07%
Reverse Cameo 7079  2.88%
Brilliant Uncirculated (BU) 7022  2.86%