Coin Terminology and Glossary

The Coin Collecting Dictionary includes 546 terms used widely in the coin collectors community, and has received over 62614 search inquires.

Random term: Commemorative

Explanation: Coin issued by the government to celebrate and honour an outstanding person, place, or event in history. These coins are extremely popular with collectors

Most popular coin terms

DefinitionSearchesPercentage
Silver Clad 3421  9.91%
Obverse or Face side 2848  8.25%
Specimen Proof (SP-70 or PF-70) 2588  7.49%
BN 2518  7.29%
Ultra Cameo (UCAM) 1973  5.71%
Deep Cameo (DC or DCAM) 1784  5.17%
PR (PR60, PR70) 1677  4.86%
Reeded Edge 1612  4.67%
Encapsulated Coin 1588  4.60%
Reverse Cameo 1579  4.57%
Flyspecks 1560  4.52%
Coin Silver 1461  4.23%
Clad Coinage 1333  3.86%
Deep Mirror Prooflike (DPML) 1330  3.85%
PF (PF60, PF70) 1323  3.83%
RB 1307  3.79%
Brilliant Uncirculated (BU) 1255  3.63%
MS (MS60-MS70) 1217  3.52%
Hard Times Tokens 1082  3.13%
Buffing (whizzed) 1070  3.10%