Coin Terminology and Glossary

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Random title: Trial
Explanation: Usually as in 'trial piece', any coin often including patterns, made in a different metal from the normal production metal, and produced to test the dies or preview the design. Lead is often used as it is very soft, and trial pieces are normally struck before the dies are completed and hardened, so that minor changes can still be made before the dies are hardened

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%