Coin Terminology and Glossary

The Coin Collecting Dictionary includes 546 terms used widely in the coin collectors community, and has received over 61610 search inquires.

Random term: Weak Strike

Explanation: A coin with certain of its details (in the areas of high relief) not fully formed because of the hardness of alloy, insufficient striking pressure or improper die spacing

Most popular coin terms

DefinitionSearchesPercentage
Silver Clad 3376  9.92%
Obverse or Face side 2818  8.28%
Specimen Proof (SP-70 or PF-70) 2529  7.43%
BN 2476  7.27%
Ultra Cameo (UCAM) 1953  5.74%
Deep Cameo (DC or DCAM) 1762  5.18%
PR (PR60, PR70) 1650  4.85%
Reeded Edge 1587  4.66%
Encapsulated Coin 1558  4.58%
Reverse Cameo 1556  4.57%
Flyspecks 1552  4.56%
Coin Silver 1440  4.23%
Clad Coinage 1319  3.87%
PF (PF60, PF70) 1306  3.84%
Deep Mirror Prooflike (DPML) 1297  3.81%
RB 1281  3.76%
Brilliant Uncirculated (BU) 1238  3.64%
MS (MS60-MS70) 1203  3.53%
Hard Times Tokens 1062  3.12%
Buffing (whizzed) 1055  3.10%