Coin Terminology and Glossary

The Coin Collecting Dictionary includes 546 terms used widely in the coin collectors community, and has received over 91966 search inquires.

Random term: Good (G-4, G-6)

Explanation: Grade: A heavily worn piece with all major designs visible, though in little more than outline shapes with very little central detail

Most popular coin terms

DefinitionSearchesPercentage
Silver Clad 4908  9.78%
Specimen Proof (SP-70 or PF-70) 4230  8.42%
BN 3859  7.69%
Obverse or Face side 3495  6.96%
Ultra Cameo (UCAM) 2747  5.47%
Deep Cameo (DC or DCAM) 2648  5.27%
PR (PR60, PR70) 2483  4.95%
Encapsulated Coin 2455  4.89%
Reeded Edge 2366  4.71%
Reverse Cameo 2335  4.65%
Coin Silver 2190  4.36%
PF (PF60, PF70) 1984  3.95%
Clad Coinage 1976  3.94%
Flyspecks 1976  3.94%
RB 1874  3.73%
Deep Mirror Prooflike (DPML) 1852  3.69%
Brilliant Uncirculated (BU) 1815  3.61%
MS (MS60-MS70) 1735  3.46%
Hard Times Tokens 1667  3.32%
Buffing (whizzed) 1563  3.11%