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) 38147  13.15%
Silver Clad 27258  9.40%
Coin Silver 19445  6.70%
BN 17256  5.95%
Encapsulated Coin 16668  5.75%
Slabbed Coins 16577  5.71%
RB 15889  5.48%
Deep Cameo (DC or DCAM) 12976  4.47%
PF (PF60, PF70) 12696  4.38%
Reeded Edge 12409  4.28%
Ultra Cameo (UCAM) 12115  4.18%
PQ 10864  3.74%
MS (MS60-MS70) 10819  3.73%
PR (PR60, PR70) 10684  3.68%
High Relief 10015  3.45%
Incuse 9991  3.44%
Coin drop 9357  3.23%
Obverse or Face side 9287  3.20%
Rarity 9260  3.19%
Reverse Cameo 8388  2.89%