Coin Terminology and Glossary

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Selected title: Incuse
Explanation: The design of a coin which has been impressed below the coin's surface. When the design is raised above the coin's surface it is said to he in relief

Most popular coin titles

DefinitionSearchesPercentage
Specimen Proof (SP-70 or PF-70) 37396  13.37%
Silver Clad 26748  9.56%
Coin Silver 18928  6.77%
BN 16790  6.00%
Encapsulated Coin 16201  5.79%
Slabbed Coins 15821  5.66%
RB 15364  5.49%
Deep Cameo (DC or DCAM) 12519  4.48%
PF (PF60, PF70) 12145  4.34%
Reeded Edge 11943  4.27%
Ultra Cameo (UCAM) 11641  4.16%
PQ 10417  3.72%
MS (MS60-MS70) 10323  3.69%
PR (PR60, PR70) 10211  3.65%
High Relief 9601  3.43%
Incuse 9518  3.40%
Coin drop 8859  3.17%
Obverse or Face side 8827  3.16%
Rarity 8497  3.04%
Reverse Cameo 7876  2.82%