Coin Terminology and Glossary

The Coin Collecting Dictionary includes 546 terms used widely in the coin collectors community, and has received over 549114 search inquires.

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) 33964  13.83%
Silver Clad 25132  10.23%
BN 15608  6.36%
Encapsulated Coin 15016  6.11%
RB 13821  5.63%
Slabbed Coins 13606  5.54%
Coin Silver 11575  4.71%
Deep Cameo (DC or DCAM) 11416  4.65%
Reeded Edge 10757  4.38%
Ultra Cameo (UCAM) 10525  4.29%
PF (PF60, PF70) 10500  4.28%
MS (MS60-MS70) 9265  3.77%
PQ 9244  3.76%
PR (PR60, PR70) 8815  3.59%
High Relief 8662  3.53%
Obverse or Face side 8142  3.32%
Incuse 7846  3.19%
Rarity 7545  3.07%
Reverse Cameo 7069  2.88%
Brilliant Uncirculated (BU) 7016  2.86%