Coin Terminology and Glossary

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Random title: Junk Silver
Explanation: Silver coins of circulated quality. Often used to describe bags or common US silver coins that were pulled out of circulation when silver was disappearing. Does not mean the coins are damaged. Junk silver rolls or bags usually will not contain scarce dates, low mintages, or high quality coins

Most popular coin titles

DefinitionSearchesPercentage
Specimen Proof (SP-70 or PF-70) 37404  13.37%
Silver Clad 26757  9.56%
Coin Silver 18931  6.77%
BN 16795  6.00%
Encapsulated Coin 16206  5.79%
Slabbed Coins 15826  5.66%
RB 15367  5.49%
Deep Cameo (DC or DCAM) 12524  4.48%
PF (PF60, PF70) 12148  4.34%
Reeded Edge 11947  4.27%
Ultra Cameo (UCAM) 11645  4.16%
PQ 10422  3.73%
MS (MS60-MS70) 10326  3.69%
PR (PR60, PR70) 10216  3.65%
High Relief 9606  3.43%
Incuse 9523  3.40%
Coin drop 8863  3.17%
Obverse or Face side 8830  3.16%
Rarity 8502  3.04%
Reverse Cameo 7882  2.82%