Selected term: Deep Mirror Prooflike (DPML)
Explanation: Having highly reflective mirrorlike fields, similar to a coin struck as a Proof
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deep mirror prooflike Any coin that has deeply reflective mirror-like fields, the term especially applicable for Morgan dollars. Those Morgan dollars that meet PCGS standards are designated deep mirror prooflike (DMPL).
denomination The value assigned by a government to a specific coin.
Deep Mirror Prooflike: a coin struck for circulation that has extremely reflective surfaces. You can see yourself in these impressive little beauties.
denomination: the face value of a coin, as stated on the coin. Examples: denominations include Half Dollars, $2.50 gold, Three Cents, etc.
deep mirror prooflike (DMPL)
Having highly reflective mirrorlike fields, similar to a coin struck as a Proof
deep mirror prooflike
An attribute given to coins with highly reflective mirrorlike fields, giving it a similar look to that of a proof strike.
Metal missing (or nearly so) from the surface due to incomplete bonding in the planchet.
A coin that has deeply reflective mirror-like fields.
~-Having highly reflective fields, similar to a coin struck as a proof.
delamination-Metal missing or retained but peeling from the surface due to incomplete bonding or impurities in the planchet.
DMPL - ~ - This refers to the reflectivity of the coin's surface. These are generally early minted coins from highly polished planchets thus producing a mirror like appearance.
~ (D.M.P.L. or D.P.L., depending on the grading service you use) coins have fields that are nearly devoid of any cartwheel lustre. In addition, the term "cameo" is sometimes used to denote a P-L or proof coin with exceptional contrast.
A term applied to a coin with deeply reflective fields, with a mirror-like appearance. Used frequently in describing certain Morgan silver dollars.
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Prooflike/~ - The term used to describe business strike coins that have reflective fields. They look similar to proofs, however, do not exhibit the unusually strong strike of prods, nor the squared rims. Usually reserved for Morgan Silver Dollars.
~ A business strike coin that has mirror-like fields. Demand Notes The first paper currency printed by the United States government as loans to the government during the Civil War to be paid on demand following a maturity date.
~ (DMPL) A grading term used to describe the fields of a coin. Demand note Demand notes, authorized in 1861, were the first paper money issued by the United States federal government for circulation.
Reflectivity is obscured on such a specimen, unlike the reflectivity on prooflike and ~ coins. series A particular design or motif used over a period of time. This can used for a single denomination, or in some cases, used for several denominations.
Prooflike and ~ examples are common, some of which are expensive in higher Mint State grades. Coins with higher prices are the 1879-CC, 1883-S, 1884-S, 1886-O, 1889-CC, 1892-S, 1893-S, 1895-O, and 1895-S, often very expensive as Gem or finer.
Let's take a look at one more example from the trial: In July 1988, that dealer sold an 1889 Morgan dollar graded Mint State-65 ~ for $39,440-and in September 1991, he told his client the coin had nearly doubled in value, to $78,000.
DMPL - Abbreviation for ~. Mostly used when describing Morgan Silver Dollars.
Doctored - Typically considered a derogatory term. A doctored coin has been enhanced by chemical or other means.
DMPL: Abbreviation for ~.
Eye-Appeal: The special beauty of a coin.
Field: The flat part of a coin's surface.
A term used to describe a coin that has some mirror-like surface mixed with satin or frosty luster. Reflectivity is obscured on such a specimen, unlike the reflectivity on prooflike and ~ coins.
~. Premium Quality" for what is under different conditions a very plain coin. [See Particularization] Princess U.S. $3 gold piece so-called for designer James Longacre's idealized Indian Princess portrait.
See also: What is the meaning of Prooflike, Mirror, Proof, Coin, Struck?