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) 27072  13.98%
Silver Clad 21364  11.03%
BN 13269  6.85%
Encapsulated Coin 12220  6.31%
RB 10937  5.65%
Deep Cameo (DC or DCAM) 9407  4.86%
Slabbed Coins 9312  4.81%
Coin Silver 8776  4.53%
Ultra Cameo (UCAM) 8657  4.47%
Reeded Edge 8458  4.37%
PF (PF60, PF70) 7827  4.04%
PQ 7106  3.67%
PR (PR60, PR70) 6930  3.58%
MS (MS60-MS70) 6791  3.51%
High Relief 6737  3.48%
Obverse or Face side 6715  3.47%
Reverse Cameo 5732  2.96%
Rarity 5674  2.93%
Brilliant Uncirculated (BU) 5465  2.82%
Clad Coinage 5247  2.71%