Coin Terminology and Glossary

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Selected term: Specimen Proof (SP-70 or PF-70)
Explanation: Grade: Although very rarely seen, these are attainable grades, since Specimens and Proofs are generally double struck on specially prepared, polished blanks using specially prepared dies on a slow, high pressure press, and the pieces are immediately hand picked off the press with gloved hands and carefully placed in protective holders.

Most popular coin terms

DefinitionSearchesPercentage
Specimen Proof (SP-70 or PF-70) 36140  13.80%
Silver Clad 26122  9.97%
BN 16313  6.23%
Encapsulated Coin 15750  6.01%
Slabbed Coins 14984  5.72%
RB 14780  5.64%
Coin Silver 12382  4.73%
Deep Cameo (DC or DCAM) 12055  4.60%
PF (PF60, PF70) 11535  4.40%
Reeded Edge 11433  4.37%
Ultra Cameo (UCAM) 11175  4.27%
PQ 9963  3.80%
MS (MS60-MS70) 9879  3.77%
PR (PR60, PR70) 9648  3.68%
High Relief 9197  3.51%
Incuse 8879  3.39%
Obverse or Face side 8533  3.26%
Rarity 8090  3.09%
Reverse Cameo 7491  2.86%
Brilliant Uncirculated (BU) 7471  2.85%