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) 36549  13.73%
Silver Clad 26315  9.89%
BN 16483  6.19%
Encapsulated Coin 15889  5.97%
Slabbed Coins 15258  5.73%
RB 14964  5.62%
Coin Silver 12529  4.71%
Deep Cameo (DC or DCAM) 12189  4.58%
PF (PF60, PF70) 11734  4.41%
Reeded Edge 11582  4.35%
Ultra Cameo (UCAM) 11321  4.25%
PQ 10102  3.80%
MS (MS60-MS70) 10009  3.76%
PR (PR60, PR70) 9833  3.69%
High Relief 9315  3.50%
Incuse 9094  3.42%
Obverse or Face side 8606  3.23%
Coin drop 8476  3.19%
Rarity 8208  3.08%
Reverse Cameo 7603  2.86%