Coin Terminology and Glossary

The Coin Collecting Dictionary includes 546 terms used widely in the coin collectors community, and has received over 482357 search inquires.

Random term: Natural Toning
Explanation: Coloration resulting from chemical change on the surface during normal environmental exposure over a prolonged period

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DefinitionSearchesPercentage
Specimen Proof (SP-70 or PF-70) 30756  13.89%
Silver Clad 23385  10.56%
BN 14597  6.59%
Encapsulated Coin 13865  6.26%
RB 12494  5.64%
Slabbed Coins 11710  5.29%
Deep Cameo (DC or DCAM) 10525  4.75%
Coin Silver 10353  4.67%
Reeded Edge 9709  4.38%
Ultra Cameo (UCAM) 9693  4.38%
PF (PF60, PF70) 9174  4.14%
PQ 8191  3.70%
MS (MS60-MS70) 8091  3.65%
PR (PR60, PR70) 7915  3.57%
High Relief 7774  3.51%
Obverse or Face side 7490  3.38%
Rarity 6658  3.01%
Reverse Cameo 6450  2.91%
Brilliant Uncirculated (BU) 6306  2.85%
Clad Coinage 6215  2.81%