Coin Terminology and Glossary

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Selected title: Reverse Cameo
Explanation: A coin where the background is frosted looking and the design has a polished mirror like look to it. Some Australia lunar 'Year of the Horse' and other lunar year animal gold /silver coins have this reverse cameo appearance

Most popular coin titles

DefinitionSearchesPercentage
Specimen Proof (SP-70 or PF-70) 44532  13.41%
Silver Clad 29106  8.77%
Coin Silver 21147  6.37%
Slabbed Coins 19774  5.96%
BN 19277  5.81%
Encapsulated Coin 18647  5.62%
RB 17896  5.39%
Deep Cameo (DC or DCAM) 14712  4.43%
PF (PF60, PF70) 14587  4.39%
Reeded Edge 14013  4.22%
Ultra Cameo (UCAM) 13766  4.15%
PQ 12809  3.86%
MS (MS60-MS70) 12511  3.77%
PR (PR60, PR70) 12398  3.73%
Rarity 11766  3.54%
Incuse 11611  3.50%
High Relief 11584  3.49%
Coin drop 10997  3.31%
Obverse or Face side 10820  3.26%
Reverse Cameo 10079  3.04%