Coin Terminology and Glossary

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Random title: Matte Proof
Explanation: A special type of proof finish, used at the Philadelphia Mint prior to World War I. This method was first employed by the Paris Mint and was later adopted for a limited time during the 1908-1916 years for certain (but not all) issues by the Philadelphia Mint. The surface is prepared by a special process which gives it a grainy appearance; A proof coin with a granular (rather than mirrorlike) surface produced by dies treated to obtain a minutely etched surface

Most popular coin titles

DefinitionSearchesPercentage
Specimen Proof (SP-70 or PF-70) 43338  13.36%
Silver Clad 28785  8.87%
Coin Silver 20863  6.43%
Slabbed Coins 19279  5.94%
BN 18935  5.84%
Encapsulated Coin 18237  5.62%
RB 17579  5.42%
Deep Cameo (DC or DCAM) 14350  4.42%
PF (PF60, PF70) 14244  4.39%
Reeded Edge 13725  4.23%
Ultra Cameo (UCAM) 13440  4.14%
PQ 12495  3.85%
MS (MS60-MS70) 12205  3.76%
PR (PR60, PR70) 12061  3.72%
High Relief 11315  3.49%
Incuse 11294  3.48%
Rarity 11275  3.48%
Coin drop 10677  3.29%
Obverse or Face side 10555  3.25%
Reverse Cameo 9754  3.01%