Coin Terminology and Glossary

The Coin Collecting Dictionary includes 546 terms used widely in the coin collectors community, and has received over 96630 search inquires.

Random term: About Good (AG-3)

Explanation: Grade: A very heavily worn coin with portions of the lettering, date and legends being worn smooth and the date may be barely readable.

Most popular coin terms

DefinitionSearchesPercentage
Silver Clad 5596  11.00%
Specimen Proof (SP-70 or PF-70) 4922  9.68%
BN 4003  7.87%
Obverse or Face side 3226  6.34%
Ultra Cameo (UCAM) 2850  5.60%
Deep Cameo (DC or DCAM) 2765  5.44%
RB 2485  4.89%
Reeded Edge 2371  4.66%
PR (PR60, PR70) 2310  4.54%
Coin Silver 2239  4.40%
Encapsulated Coin 2195  4.32%
Reverse Cameo 2167  4.26%
PF (PF60, PF70) 2015  3.96%
Brilliant Uncirculated (BU) 1815  3.57%
MS (MS60-MS70) 1801  3.54%
Flyspecks 1800  3.54%
Clad Coinage 1770  3.48%
Deep Mirror Prooflike (DPML) 1705  3.35%
Buffing (whizzed) 1420  2.79%
Hard Times Tokens 1400  2.75%