Coin Terminology and Glossary

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Random title: Hammered
Explanation: A method or producing coins by holding a blank coin between two dies, and hitting the upper die with a hammer, usually with a single blow. Most ancient and medieval coins were produced by hammering. Later coins were made by the more efficient use of specialised machinery, and are usually known as milled coins

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DefinitionSearchesPercentage
Specimen Proof (SP-70 or PF-70) 39661  13.14%
Silver Clad 27785  9.20%
Coin Silver 19900  6.59%
BN 17809  5.90%
Slabbed Coins 17679  5.86%
Encapsulated Coin 17191  5.70%
RB 16469  5.46%
Deep Cameo (DC or DCAM) 13448  4.46%
PF (PF60, PF70) 13292  4.40%
Reeded Edge 12863  4.26%
Ultra Cameo (UCAM) 12568  4.16%
PQ 11408  3.78%
MS (MS60-MS70) 11310  3.75%
PR (PR60, PR70) 11183  3.70%
High Relief 10478  3.47%
Incuse 10465  3.47%
Rarity 9943  3.29%
Coin drop 9798  3.25%
Obverse or Face side 9721  3.22%
Reverse Cameo 8860  2.94%