Coin Terminology and Glossary

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Random title: Fine weight
Explanation: The actual weight of the pure gold in a coin ingot or bar, as opposed to the item's total (gross) weight, which includes the weight of the alloying metal(s). Example: a 1 ounce US Eagle has a fine gold weight of 31.1033 grams and a gross weight of 33.933 grams.

Most popular coin titles

DefinitionSearchesPercentage
Specimen Proof (SP-70 or PF-70) 37370  13.37%
Silver Clad 26736  9.57%
Coin Silver 18915  6.77%
BN 16773  6.00%
Encapsulated Coin 16187  5.79%
Slabbed Coins 15810  5.66%
RB 15353  5.49%
Deep Cameo (DC or DCAM) 12510  4.48%
PF (PF60, PF70) 12135  4.34%
Reeded Edge 11933  4.27%
Ultra Cameo (UCAM) 11630  4.16%
PQ 10404  3.72%
MS (MS60-MS70) 10310  3.69%
PR (PR60, PR70) 10203  3.65%
High Relief 9591  3.43%
Incuse 9508  3.40%
Coin drop 8848  3.17%
Obverse or Face side 8816  3.16%
Rarity 8478  3.03%
Reverse Cameo 7864  2.81%