Coin Terminology and Glossary

The Coin Collecting Dictionary includes 546 terms used widely in the coin collectors community, and has received over 410779 search inquires.

Random term: NGC
Explanation: Numismatic Guarantee Corporation, a grading service

Most popular coin terms

DefinitionSearchesPercentage
Specimen Proof (SP-70 or PF-70) 27044  13.98%
Silver Clad 21342  11.03%
BN 13257  6.85%
Encapsulated Coin 12204  6.31%
RB 10921  5.64%
Deep Cameo (DC or DCAM) 9401  4.86%
Slabbed Coins 9285  4.80%
Coin Silver 8752  4.52%
Ultra Cameo (UCAM) 8647  4.47%
Reeded Edge 8447  4.37%
PF (PF60, PF70) 7822  4.04%
PQ 7097  3.67%
PR (PR60, PR70) 6920  3.58%
MS (MS60-MS70) 6782  3.51%
High Relief 6730  3.48%
Obverse or Face side 6708  3.47%
Reverse Cameo 5727  2.96%
Rarity 5666  2.93%
Brilliant Uncirculated (BU) 5455  2.82%
Clad Coinage 5239  2.71%