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) 37468  13.35%
Silver Clad 26804  9.55%
Coin Silver 18978  6.76%
BN 16847  6.00%
Encapsulated Coin 16254  5.79%
Slabbed Coins 15867  5.65%
RB 15421  5.49%
Deep Cameo (DC or DCAM) 12572  4.48%
PF (PF60, PF70) 12195  4.34%
Reeded Edge 11989  4.27%
Ultra Cameo (UCAM) 11694  4.17%
PQ 10475  3.73%
MS (MS60-MS70) 10381  3.70%
PR (PR60, PR70) 10268  3.66%
High Relief 9657  3.44%
Incuse 9577  3.41%
Coin drop 8908  3.17%
Obverse or Face side 8882  3.16%
Rarity 8583  3.06%
Reverse Cameo 7935  2.83%