Coin Terminology and Glossary

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Random title: Matte Proof
Explanation: A special type of proof finish, used at the Philadelphia Mint prior to World War I. This method was first employed by the Paris Mint and was later adopted for a limited time during the 1908-1916 years for certain (but not all) issues by the Philadelphia Mint. The surface is prepared by a special process which gives it a grainy appearance; A proof coin with a granular (rather than mirrorlike) surface produced by dies treated to obtain a minutely etched surface

Most popular coin titles

DefinitionSearchesPercentage
Specimen Proof (SP-70 or PF-70) 37632  13.31%
Silver Clad 26916  9.52%
Coin Silver 19071  6.75%
BN 16930  5.99%
Encapsulated Coin 16332  5.78%
Slabbed Coins 15966  5.65%
RB 15509  5.49%
Deep Cameo (DC or DCAM) 12661  4.48%
PF (PF60, PF70) 12303  4.35%
Reeded Edge 12075  4.27%
Ultra Cameo (UCAM) 11787  4.17%
PQ 10550  3.73%
MS (MS60-MS70) 10473  3.70%
PR (PR60, PR70) 10355  3.66%
High Relief 9737  3.44%
Incuse 9664  3.42%
Coin drop 8995  3.18%
Obverse or Face side 8959  3.17%
Rarity 8707  3.08%
Reverse Cameo 8030  2.84%