Coin Terminology and Glossary

The Coin Collecting Dictionary includes 546 terms used widely in the coin collectors community, and has received over 85146 search inquires.

Random term: Ingot

Explanation: A bar of metal as cast before it is rolled, cut, and stamped into coins. Ingots themselves have also been used as coins or money

Most popular coin terms

DefinitionSearchesPercentage
Silver Clad 4496  9.69%
Specimen Proof (SP-70 or PF-70) 3834  8.26%
BN 3518  7.58%
Obverse or Face side 3355  7.23%
Ultra Cameo (UCAM) 2577  5.55%
Deep Cameo (DC or DCAM) 2442  5.26%
PR (PR60, PR70) 2302  4.96%
Encapsulated Coin 2249  4.85%
Reeded Edge 2179  4.70%
Reverse Cameo 2148  4.63%
Coin Silver 2018  4.35%
Flyspecks 1867  4.02%
PF (PF60, PF70) 1831  3.95%
Clad Coinage 1809  3.90%
Deep Mirror Prooflike (DPML) 1743  3.76%
RB 1728  3.72%
Brilliant Uncirculated (BU) 1658  3.57%
MS (MS60-MS70) 1589  3.43%
Hard Times Tokens 1533  3.30%
Buffing (whizzed) 1426  3.07%