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) 43330  13.36%
Silver Clad 28784  8.87%
Coin Silver 20860  6.43%
Slabbed Coins 19276  5.94%
BN 18932  5.84%
Encapsulated Coin 18233  5.62%
RB 17578  5.42%
Deep Cameo (DC or DCAM) 14349  4.42%
PF (PF60, PF70) 14238  4.39%
Reeded Edge 13724  4.23%
Ultra Cameo (UCAM) 13437  4.14%
PQ 12494  3.85%
MS (MS60-MS70) 12200  3.76%
PR (PR60, PR70) 12058  3.72%
High Relief 11314  3.49%
Incuse 11292  3.48%
Rarity 11271  3.47%
Coin drop 10675  3.29%
Obverse or Face side 10551  3.25%
Reverse Cameo 9749  3.01%