Coin Terminology and Glossary

The Coin Collecting Dictionary includes 546 terms used widely in the coin collectors community, and has received over 152587 search inquires.

Random term: Low Relief
Explanation: A coin with shallow, relative flat field

Most popular coin terms

DefinitionSearchesPercentage
Silver Clad 8428  11.14%
Specimen Proof (SP-70 or PF-70) 8341  11.02%
BN 6161  8.14%
Ultra Cameo (UCAM) 4274  5.65%
Deep Cameo (DC or DCAM) 4065  5.37%
Encapsulated Coin 4046  5.35%
Obverse or Face side 3928  5.19%
RB 3725  4.92%
Reeded Edge 3492  4.61%
Coin Silver 3418  4.52%
PR (PR60, PR70) 3196  4.22%
PF (PF60, PF70) 3042  4.02%
Reverse Cameo 2989  3.95%
MS (MS60-MS70) 2718  3.59%
Brilliant Uncirculated (BU) 2546  3.36%
Clad Coinage 2477  3.27%
Deep Mirror Prooflike (DPML) 2335  3.09%
PQ 2290  3.03%
Flyspecks 2276  3.01%
Buffing (whizzed) 1895  2.50%