Coin Terminology and Glossary

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Selected term: Silver Eagle
Explanation: A coin produced by the U.S. mint beginning in 1986 containing one ounce of silver and having a nominal face value of $1 (not released for circulation)

Most popular coin terms

DefinitionSearchesPercentage
Specimen Proof (SP-70 or PF-70) 27057  13.97%
Silver Clad 21354  11.03%
BN 13260  6.85%
Encapsulated Coin 12209  6.30%
RB 10930  5.64%
Deep Cameo (DC or DCAM) 9404  4.86%
Slabbed Coins 9296  4.80%
Coin Silver 8767  4.53%
Ultra Cameo (UCAM) 8652  4.47%
Reeded Edge 8453  4.36%
PF (PF60, PF70) 7825  4.04%
PQ 7099  3.67%
PR (PR60, PR70) 6928  3.58%
MS (MS60-MS70) 6786  3.50%
High Relief 6732  3.48%
Obverse or Face side 6713  3.47%
Reverse Cameo 5729  2.96%
Rarity 5670  2.93%
Brilliant Uncirculated (BU) 5457  2.82%
Clad Coinage 5243  2.71%