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

Most popular coin terms

DefinitionSearchesPercentage
Specimen Proof (SP-70 or PF-70) 36214  13.80%
Silver Clad 26158  9.97%
BN 16339  6.23%
Encapsulated Coin 15766  6.01%
Slabbed Coins 15025  5.72%
RB 14824  5.65%
Coin Silver 12410  4.73%
Deep Cameo (DC or DCAM) 12080  4.60%
PF (PF60, PF70) 11562  4.41%
Reeded Edge 11456  4.36%
Ultra Cameo (UCAM) 11201  4.27%
PQ 9976  3.80%
MS (MS60-MS70) 9899  3.77%
PR (PR60, PR70) 9687  3.69%
High Relief 9216  3.51%
Incuse 8915  3.40%
Obverse or Face side 8546  3.26%
Rarity 8114  3.09%
Reverse Cameo 7512  2.86%
Brilliant Uncirculated (BU) 7488  2.85%