Coin Terminology and Glossary

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Random title: Parentheses "(1968S)"
Explanation: Parentheses are placed around all or part of a date and/or mintmark if the date of the coin is known, but none or only part of the date actually appears on the coin. May also be used if only part of the date's digits show. For example: An off center coin with 19(72) listed as it's date means a coin is struck off center and the 19 of the date shows but none or only a portion of the 72 appears

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DefinitionSearchesPercentage
Specimen Proof (SP-70 or PF-70) 37822  13.26%
Silver Clad 27050  9.48%
Coin Silver 19202  6.73%
BN 17048  5.98%
Encapsulated Coin 16467  5.77%
Slabbed Coins 16109  5.65%
RB 15619  5.48%
Deep Cameo (DC or DCAM) 12782  4.48%
PF (PF60, PF70) 12412  4.35%
Reeded Edge 12193  4.28%
Ultra Cameo (UCAM) 11914  4.18%
PQ 10669  3.74%
MS (MS60-MS70) 10602  3.72%
PR (PR60, PR70) 10470  3.67%
High Relief 9842  3.45%
Incuse 9784  3.43%
Coin drop 9109  3.19%
Obverse or Face side 9079  3.18%
Rarity 8888  3.12%
Reverse Cameo 8155  2.86%