Coin Terminology and Glossary

The Coin Collecting Dictionary includes 546 terms used widely in the coin collectors community, and has received over 76481 search inquires.

Random term: Uncirculated

Explanation: A new condition coin that does not have any sign of wear. Marks on the coin that may come from the manufacturing process do not keep a coin from being unciruclated. (Example, bag marks.) Even the slightest amount of wear or cleaning will keep a coin from grading uncirculated

Most popular coin terms

DefinitionSearchesPercentage
Silver Clad 4113  9.86%
Specimen Proof (SP-70 or PF-70) 3308  7.93%
Obverse or Face side 3188  7.65%
BN 3120  7.48%
Ultra Cameo (UCAM) 2328  5.58%
Deep Cameo (DC or DCAM) 2172  5.21%
PR (PR60, PR70) 2034  4.88%
Encapsulated Coin 1972  4.73%
Reeded Edge 1951  4.68%
Reverse Cameo 1906  4.57%
Coin Silver 1791  4.30%
Flyspecks 1756  4.21%
Clad Coinage 1651  3.96%
PF (PF60, PF70) 1598  3.83%
Deep Mirror Prooflike (DPML) 1588  3.81%
RB 1562  3.75%
Brilliant Uncirculated (BU) 1543  3.70%
MS (MS60-MS70) 1449  3.48%
Hard Times Tokens 1372  3.29%
Buffing (whizzed) 1281  3.07%