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) 37801  13.26%
Silver Clad 27040  9.49%
Coin Silver 19190  6.73%
BN 17037  5.98%
Encapsulated Coin 16454  5.77%
Slabbed Coins 16092  5.65%
RB 15612  5.48%
Deep Cameo (DC or DCAM) 12770  4.48%
PF (PF60, PF70) 12402  4.35%
Reeded Edge 12179  4.27%
Ultra Cameo (UCAM) 11901  4.18%
PQ 10655  3.74%
MS (MS60-MS70) 10596  3.72%
PR (PR60, PR70) 10459  3.67%
High Relief 9833  3.45%
Incuse 9770  3.43%
Coin drop 9096  3.19%
Obverse or Face side 9069  3.18%
Rarity 8869  3.11%
Reverse Cameo 8143  2.86%