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) 41806  13.25%
Silver Clad 28412  9.01%
Coin Silver 20486  6.49%
Slabbed Coins 18691  5.93%
BN 18438  5.85%
Encapsulated Coin 17781  5.64%
RB 17111  5.42%
Deep Cameo (DC or DCAM) 13991  4.44%
PF (PF60, PF70) 13851  4.39%
Reeded Edge 13380  4.24%
Ultra Cameo (UCAM) 13075  4.15%
PQ 12036  3.82%
MS (MS60-MS70) 11862  3.76%
PR (PR60, PR70) 11718  3.72%
High Relief 10991  3.48%
Incuse 10970  3.48%
Rarity 10792  3.42%
Coin drop 10339  3.28%
Obverse or Face side 10232  3.24%
Reverse Cameo 9404  2.98%