Coin Terminology and Glossary

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Selected title: 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 titles

DefinitionSearchesPercentage
Specimen Proof (SP-70 or PF-70) 37632  13.31%
Silver Clad 26916  9.52%
Coin Silver 19071  6.75%
BN 16930  5.99%
Encapsulated Coin 16332  5.78%
Slabbed Coins 15966  5.65%
RB 15509  5.49%
Deep Cameo (DC or DCAM) 12661  4.48%
PF (PF60, PF70) 12303  4.35%
Reeded Edge 12075  4.27%
Ultra Cameo (UCAM) 11787  4.17%
PQ 10550  3.73%
MS (MS60-MS70) 10473  3.70%
PR (PR60, PR70) 10355  3.66%
High Relief 9737  3.44%
Incuse 9664  3.42%
Coin drop 8995  3.18%
Obverse or Face side 8959  3.17%
Rarity 8707  3.08%
Reverse Cameo 8030  2.84%