Coin Terminology and Glossary

The Coin Collecting Dictionary includes 546 terms used widely in the coin collectors community, and has received over 82117 search inquires.

Random term: Scrip

Explanation: A note issued by and redeemable at a merchant or group of merchants

Most popular coin terms

DefinitionSearchesPercentage
Silver Clad 4358  9.77%
Specimen Proof (SP-70 or PF-70) 3661  8.21%
BN 3373  7.56%
Obverse or Face side 3289  7.37%
Ultra Cameo (UCAM) 2491  5.58%
Deep Cameo (DC or DCAM) 2341  5.25%
PR (PR60, PR70) 2189  4.91%
Encapsulated Coin 2162  4.85%
Reeded Edge 2108  4.73%
Reverse Cameo 2069  4.64%
Coin Silver 1930  4.33%
Flyspecks 1815  4.07%
Clad Coinage 1749  3.92%
PF (PF60, PF70) 1737  3.89%
Deep Mirror Prooflike (DPML) 1675  3.75%
RB 1663  3.73%
Brilliant Uncirculated (BU) 1622  3.64%
MS (MS60-MS70) 1525  3.42%
Hard Times Tokens 1468  3.29%
Buffing (whizzed) 1366  3.06%