Coin Terminology and Glossary

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Random title: Metal
Explanation: Any of a class of elements, or mixture of metallic elements, generally characterised by physical and chemical properties, including high conductance of heat and electricity, ductility, malleability, and lustre. Metallic elements can be replaced by the hydrogen of an acid to form a salt, and can form a 'base' with a hydroxyl (OH) radical. Most coins are made of metal

Most popular coin titles

DefinitionSearchesPercentage
Specimen Proof (SP-70 or PF-70) 38787  13.08%
Silver Clad 27559  9.29%
Coin Silver 19712  6.65%
BN 17574  5.92%
Slabbed Coins 17163  5.79%
Encapsulated Coin 16976  5.72%
RB 16235  5.47%
Deep Cameo (DC or DCAM) 13242  4.46%
PF (PF60, PF70) 13030  4.39%
Reeded Edge 12681  4.27%
Ultra Cameo (UCAM) 12372  4.17%
PQ 11188  3.77%
MS (MS60-MS70) 11119  3.75%
PR (PR60, PR70) 10972  3.70%
High Relief 10278  3.46%
Incuse 10264  3.46%
Rarity 9645  3.25%
Coin drop 9612  3.24%
Obverse or Face side 9538  3.22%
Reverse Cameo 8665  2.92%