Coin Terminology and Glossary

The Coin Collecting Dictionary includes 546 terms used widely in the coin collectors community, and has received over 360476 search inquires.

Random term: Error
Explanation: Any unintentional deviation in the minting process resulting in one or more coins with a different appearance than intended

Most popular coin terms

DefinitionSearchesPercentage
Specimen Proof (SP-70 or PF-70) 24373  14.11%
Silver Clad 19475  11.27%
BN 12117  7.01%
Encapsulated Coin 10937  6.33%
RB 9735  5.63%
Deep Cameo (DC or DCAM) 8477  4.91%
Ultra Cameo (UCAM) 7913  4.58%
Coin Silver 7578  4.39%
Slabbed Coins 7527  4.36%
Reeded Edge 7526  4.36%
PF (PF60, PF70) 6924  4.01%
PQ 6376  3.69%
PR (PR60, PR70) 6237  3.61%
Obverse or Face side 6116  3.54%
High Relief 5948  3.44%
MS (MS60-MS70) 5911  3.42%
Reverse Cameo 5121  2.96%
Rarity 4898  2.83%
Brilliant Uncirculated (BU) 4830  2.80%
Clad Coinage 4640  2.69%