Coin Terminology and Glossary

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Selected term: 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 terms

DefinitionSearchesPercentage
Specimen Proof (SP-70 or PF-70) 37201  13.39%
Silver Clad 26647  9.59%
Coin Silver 18839  6.78%
BN 16696  6.01%
Encapsulated Coin 16114  5.80%
Slabbed Coins 15705  5.65%
RB 15286  5.50%
Deep Cameo (DC or DCAM) 12433  4.48%
PF (PF60, PF70) 12048  4.34%
Reeded Edge 11863  4.27%
Ultra Cameo (UCAM) 11557  4.16%
PQ 10340  3.72%
MS (MS60-MS70) 10224  3.68%
PR (PR60, PR70) 10116  3.64%
High Relief 9520  3.43%
Incuse 9427  3.39%
Coin drop 8778  3.16%
Obverse or Face side 8754  3.15%
Rarity 8362  3.01%
Reverse Cameo 7782  2.80%