Coin Terminology and Glossary

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Selected term: Clad Coinage
Explanation: Issues of United States dimes, quarters, halves, and dollars made since 1965. Each coin has a center core, and a layer of copper-nickel or silver on both sides. Clad differs from a plated coin in that the clad blank (or planchlet) is treated to seal the layers of metal together

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DefinitionSearchesPercentage
Specimen Proof (SP-70 or PF-70) 22523  14.09%
Silver Clad 17967  11.24%
BN 11439  7.16%
Encapsulated Coin 10222  6.40%
RB 9106  5.70%
Deep Cameo (DC or DCAM) 7982  4.99%
Ultra Cameo (UCAM) 7513  4.70%
Reeded Edge 6929  4.34%
Coin Silver 6872  4.30%
PF (PF60, PF70) 6437  4.03%
Slabbed Coins 6391  4.00%
PR (PR60, PR70) 5862  3.67%
PQ 5841  3.65%
Obverse or Face side 5801  3.63%
High Relief 5518  3.45%
MS (MS60-MS70) 5429  3.40%
Reverse Cameo 4838  3.03%
Rarity 4400  2.75%
Clad Coinage 4350  2.72%
Brilliant Uncirculated (BU) 4281  2.68%