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) 36619  13.73%
Silver Clad 26350  9.88%
BN 16511  6.19%
Encapsulated Coin 15913  5.97%
Slabbed Coins 15302  5.74%
RB 15003  5.62%
Coin Silver 12559  4.71%
Deep Cameo (DC or DCAM) 12227  4.58%
PF (PF60, PF70) 11773  4.41%
Reeded Edge 11605  4.35%
Ultra Cameo (UCAM) 11344  4.25%
PQ 10123  3.80%
MS (MS60-MS70) 10044  3.77%
PR (PR60, PR70) 9860  3.70%
High Relief 9348  3.50%
Incuse 9133  3.42%
Obverse or Face side 8621  3.23%
Coin drop 8513  3.19%
Rarity 8228  3.08%
Reverse Cameo 7627  2.86%