Coin Terminology and Glossary

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Random title: Nickel
Explanation: A hard silvery coloured metal often used as an alloy with copper known as cupro-nickel; Nick name for the US five cent piece. Although only 25% of the five cent piece is made of the metal nickel it gives the appearance that it is solid nickel. The nick name 'nickel' came about due to its appearance of being made of the metal nickel. It is actually made of a mixture of copper (75%) and nickel(25%)

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DefinitionSearchesPercentage
Specimen Proof (SP-70 or PF-70) 39692  13.14%
Silver Clad 27796  9.20%
Coin Silver 19910  6.59%
BN 17821  5.90%
Slabbed Coins 17693  5.86%
Encapsulated Coin 17201  5.69%
RB 16479  5.46%
Deep Cameo (DC or DCAM) 13459  4.46%
PF (PF60, PF70) 13300  4.40%
Reeded Edge 12869  4.26%
Ultra Cameo (UCAM) 12577  4.16%
PQ 11414  3.78%
MS (MS60-MS70) 11321  3.75%
PR (PR60, PR70) 11198  3.71%
High Relief 10489  3.47%
Incuse 10475  3.47%
Rarity 9956  3.30%
Coin drop 9808  3.25%
Obverse or Face side 9728  3.22%
Reverse Cameo 8871  2.94%