Coin Terminology and Glossary

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Selected title: Specimen Proof (SP-70 or PF-70)
Explanation: Grade: Although very rarely seen, these are attainable grades, since Specimens and Proofs are generally double struck on specially prepared, polished blanks using specially prepared dies on a slow, high pressure press, and the pieces are immediately hand picked off the press with gloved hands and carefully placed in protective holders.

Most popular coin titles

DefinitionSearchesPercentage
Specimen Proof (SP-70 or PF-70) 47312  13.33%
Silver Clad 29852  8.41%
Coin Silver 21864  6.16%
Slabbed Coins 20743  5.85%
BN 20117  5.67%
Encapsulated Coin 19586  5.52%
RB 18547  5.23%
Deep Cameo (DC or DCAM) 15815  4.46%
PF (PF60, PF70) 15397  4.34%
Reeded Edge 14674  4.14%
Ultra Cameo (UCAM) 14580  4.11%
PQ 13485  3.80%
MS (MS60-MS70) 13302  3.75%
PR (PR60, PR70) 13263  3.74%
Rarity 12817  3.61%
Incuse 12315  3.47%
High Relief 12237  3.45%
Coin drop 11905  3.35%
Reverse Cameo 11563  3.26%
Obverse or Face side 11483  3.24%