Coin Terminology and Glossary

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Random term: Tetradrachma
Explanation: An ancient Greek silver coin weighing about 13 to 17 grams, roughly the same size as a U.S. quarter but three times thicker

Most popular coin terms

DefinitionSearchesPercentage
Specimen Proof (SP-70 or PF-70) 34615  13.80%
Silver Clad 25440  10.14%
BN 15806  6.30%
Encapsulated Coin 15256  6.08%
RB 14175  5.65%
Slabbed Coins 14060  5.60%
Coin Silver 11855  4.73%
Deep Cameo (DC or DCAM) 11624  4.63%
Reeded Edge 10971  4.37%
PF (PF60, PF70) 10805  4.31%
Ultra Cameo (UCAM) 10725  4.27%
PQ 9501  3.79%
MS (MS60-MS70) 9471  3.78%
PR (PR60, PR70) 9094  3.62%
High Relief 8847  3.53%
Obverse or Face side 8264  3.29%
Incuse 8207  3.27%
Rarity 7721  3.08%
Reverse Cameo 7193  2.87%
Brilliant Uncirculated (BU) 7145  2.85%