Coin Terminology and Glossary

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Selected title: Flyspecks
Explanation: Minute oxidation spots often seen on the surfaces of coins, particularly higher grade copper and nickel coins, caused by exposure to small drops of moisture

Most popular coin titles

DefinitionSearchesPercentage
Specimen Proof (SP-70 or PF-70) 37359  13.37%
Silver Clad 26732  9.57%
Coin Silver 18912  6.77%
BN 16770  6.00%
Encapsulated Coin 16183  5.79%
Slabbed Coins 15806  5.66%
RB 15348  5.49%
Deep Cameo (DC or DCAM) 12506  4.48%
PF (PF60, PF70) 12133  4.34%
Reeded Edge 11929  4.27%
Ultra Cameo (UCAM) 11627  4.16%
PQ 10402  3.72%
MS (MS60-MS70) 10304  3.69%
PR (PR60, PR70) 10199  3.65%
High Relief 9587  3.43%
Incuse 9506  3.40%
Coin drop 8845  3.17%
Obverse or Face side 8813  3.16%
Rarity 8470  3.03%
Reverse Cameo 7860  2.81%