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

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DefinitionSearchesPercentage
Specimen Proof (SP-70 or PF-70) 33474  13.86%
Silver Clad 24864  10.30%
BN 15435  6.39%
Encapsulated Coin 14846  6.15%
RB 13553  5.61%
Slabbed Coins 13298  5.51%
Coin Silver 11371  4.71%
Deep Cameo (DC or DCAM) 11265  4.66%
Reeded Edge 10580  4.38%
Ultra Cameo (UCAM) 10400  4.31%
PF (PF60, PF70) 10231  4.24%
MS (MS60-MS70) 9096  3.77%
PQ 9057  3.75%
PR (PR60, PR70) 8624  3.57%
High Relief 8481  3.51%
Obverse or Face side 8057  3.34%
Incuse 7582  3.14%
Rarity 7409  3.07%
Reverse Cameo 6981  2.89%
Brilliant Uncirculated (BU) 6894  2.85%