Coin Terminology and Glossary

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Selected term: MS (MS60-MS70)
Explanation: Mint State. (Uncirculated, business strike): Grade

Most popular coin terms

DefinitionSearchesPercentage
Specimen Proof (SP-70 or PF-70) 26570  14.02%
Silver Clad 20974  11.07%
BN 12985  6.85%
Encapsulated Coin 11980  6.32%
RB 10682  5.64%
Deep Cameo (DC or DCAM) 9237  4.87%
Slabbed Coins 8907  4.70%
Coin Silver 8515  4.49%
Ultra Cameo (UCAM) 8511  4.49%
Reeded Edge 8278  4.37%
PF (PF60, PF70) 7668  4.05%
PQ 6939  3.66%
PR (PR60, PR70) 6790  3.58%
MS (MS60-MS70) 6618  3.49%
Obverse or Face side 6586  3.48%
High Relief 6568  3.47%
Reverse Cameo 5593  2.95%
Rarity 5504  2.90%
Brilliant Uncirculated (BU) 5329  2.81%
Clad Coinage 5111  2.70%