Coin Terminology and Glossary

The Coin Collecting Dictionary includes 546 terms used widely in the coin collectors community, and has received over 534795 search inquires.

Random term: Currency
Explanation: Refers to coins and paper money that are legal tender. However, many people use the word currency for paper money only

Most popular coin terms

DefinitionSearchesPercentage
Specimen Proof (SP-70 or PF-70) 33303  13.86%
Silver Clad 24784  10.32%
BN 15385  6.40%
Encapsulated Coin 14781  6.15%
RB 13480  5.61%
Slabbed Coins 13202  5.49%
Coin Silver 11292  4.70%
Deep Cameo (DC or DCAM) 11209  4.67%
Reeded Edge 10522  4.38%
Ultra Cameo (UCAM) 10351  4.31%
PF (PF60, PF70) 10163  4.23%
MS (MS60-MS70) 9028  3.76%
PQ 9002  3.75%
PR (PR60, PR70) 8574  3.57%
High Relief 8432  3.51%
Obverse or Face side 8018  3.34%
Incuse 7500  3.12%
Rarity 7355  3.06%
Reverse Cameo 6948  2.89%
Brilliant Uncirculated (BU) 6854  2.85%