Coin Terminology and Glossary

The Coin Collecting Dictionary includes 546 terms used widely in the coin collectors community, and has received over 302170 search inquires.

Random term: Roman Finish Proof
Explanation: A special finish on proof coins minted at Philadelphia 1909-1910

Most popular coin terms

DefinitionSearchesPercentage
Specimen Proof (SP-70 or PF-70) 20539  14.12%
Silver Clad 16392  11.27%
BN 10655  7.33%
Encapsulated Coin 9298  6.39%
RB 8280  5.69%
Deep Cameo (DC or DCAM) 7382  5.08%
Ultra Cameo (UCAM) 7024  4.83%
Reeded Edge 6353  4.37%
Coin Silver 6234  4.29%
PF (PF60, PF70) 5880  4.04%
Obverse or Face side 5417  3.72%
PR (PR60, PR70) 5366  3.69%
Slabbed Coins 5266  3.62%
PQ 5207  3.58%
High Relief 4974  3.42%
MS (MS60-MS70) 4968  3.42%
Reverse Cameo 4456  3.06%
Clad Coinage 4013  2.76%
Brilliant Uncirculated (BU) 3920  2.70%
Deep Mirror Prooflike (DPML) 3755  2.58%