Coin Terminology and Glossary

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Random title: Die Number
Explanation: Usually a small mark in the form of a number on a die, and therefore any coins struck from it, to show which die produced the coin. Probably used in experiments to determine the best form of treatment in the production of dies. Dies are expensive to produce, but can frequently break or wear causing delays and extra cost in production of coins

Most popular coin titles

DefinitionSearchesPercentage
Specimen Proof (SP-70 or PF-70) 37958  13.23%
Silver Clad 27127  9.46%
Coin Silver 19276  6.72%
BN 17114  5.97%
Encapsulated Coin 16532  5.76%
Slabbed Coins 16236  5.66%
RB 15696  5.47%
Deep Cameo (DC or DCAM) 12858  4.48%
PF (PF60, PF70) 12497  4.36%
Reeded Edge 12257  4.27%
Ultra Cameo (UCAM) 11988  4.18%
PQ 10734  3.74%
MS (MS60-MS70) 10683  3.72%
PR (PR60, PR70) 10540  3.67%
High Relief 9906  3.45%
Incuse 9859  3.44%
Coin drop 9179  3.20%
Obverse or Face side 9140  3.19%
Rarity 9011  3.14%
Reverse Cameo 8232  2.87%