Coin Terminology and Glossary

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Selected term: Incuse
Explanation: The design of a coin which has been impressed below the coin's surface. When the design is raised above the coin's surface it is said to he in relief

Most popular coin terms

DefinitionSearchesPercentage
Specimen Proof (SP-70 or PF-70) 37056  13.39%
Silver Clad 26581  9.61%
Coin Silver 18791  6.79%
BN 16647  6.02%
Encapsulated Coin 16067  5.81%
Slabbed Coins 15631  5.65%
RB 15246  5.51%
Deep Cameo (DC or DCAM) 12378  4.47%
PF (PF60, PF70) 11983  4.33%
Reeded Edge 11816  4.27%
Ultra Cameo (UCAM) 11521  4.16%
PQ 10297  3.72%
MS (MS60-MS70) 10183  3.68%
PR (PR60, PR70) 10067  3.64%
High Relief 9475  3.42%
Incuse 9362  3.38%
Coin drop 8727  3.15%
Obverse or Face side 8721  3.15%
Rarity 8327  3.01%
Reverse Cameo 7757  2.80%