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) 30641  13.89%
Silver Clad 23341  10.58%
BN 14556  6.60%
Encapsulated Coin 13821  6.26%
RB 12455  5.64%
Slabbed Coins 11648  5.28%
Deep Cameo (DC or DCAM) 10493  4.76%
Coin Silver 10317  4.68%
Reeded Edge 9670  4.38%
Ultra Cameo (UCAM) 9664  4.38%
PF (PF60, PF70) 9138  4.14%
PQ 8156  3.70%
MS (MS60-MS70) 8050  3.65%
PR (PR60, PR70) 7885  3.57%
High Relief 7747  3.51%
Obverse or Face side 7463  3.38%
Rarity 6622  3.00%
Reverse Cameo 6426  2.91%
Brilliant Uncirculated (BU) 6282  2.85%
Clad Coinage 6176  2.80%