Coin Terminology and Glossary

The Coin Collecting Dictionary includes 546 terms used widely in the coin collectors community, and has received over 382557 search inquires.

Random term: VAM
Explanation: A system for describing Morgan Dollar die varieties and combinations of obverse and reverse dies. 'VAM' comes from the names of Leroy Van Allen and A. George Mallis -- the guys that developed the system

Most popular coin terms

DefinitionSearchesPercentage
Specimen Proof (SP-70 or PF-70) 25554  14.08%
Silver Clad 20298  11.19%
BN 12543  6.91%
Encapsulated Coin 11488  6.33%
RB 10192  5.62%
Deep Cameo (DC or DCAM) 8879  4.89%
Slabbed Coins 8272  4.56%
Ultra Cameo (UCAM) 8236  4.54%
Coin Silver 8093  4.46%
Reeded Edge 7902  4.35%
PF (PF60, PF70) 7297  4.02%
PQ 6693  3.69%
PR (PR60, PR70) 6516  3.59%
Obverse or Face side 6365  3.51%
MS (MS60-MS70) 6265  3.45%
High Relief 6262  3.45%
Reverse Cameo 5360  2.95%
Rarity 5207  2.87%
Brilliant Uncirculated (BU) 5090  2.81%
Clad Coinage 4896  2.70%