Coin Terminology and Glossary

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Random title: Junk Silver
Explanation: Silver coins of circulated quality. Often used to describe bags or common US silver coins that were pulled out of circulation when silver was disappearing. Does not mean the coins are damaged. Junk silver rolls or bags usually will not contain scarce dates, low mintages, or high quality coins

Most popular coin titles

DefinitionSearchesPercentage
Specimen Proof (SP-70 or PF-70) 39692  13.14%
Silver Clad 27796  9.20%
Coin Silver 19910  6.59%
BN 17821  5.90%
Slabbed Coins 17693  5.86%
Encapsulated Coin 17201  5.69%
RB 16479  5.46%
Deep Cameo (DC or DCAM) 13459  4.46%
PF (PF60, PF70) 13300  4.40%
Reeded Edge 12869  4.26%
Ultra Cameo (UCAM) 12577  4.16%
PQ 11414  3.78%
MS (MS60-MS70) 11321  3.75%
PR (PR60, PR70) 11198  3.71%
High Relief 10489  3.47%
Incuse 10475  3.47%
Rarity 9956  3.30%
Coin drop 9808  3.25%
Obverse or Face side 9728  3.22%
Reverse Cameo 8871  2.94%