Coin Terminology and Glossary

The Coin Collecting Dictionary includes 546 terms used widely in the coin collectors community, and has received over 91390 search inquires.

Random term: Date

Explanation: The year(s) shown on a coin, usually -but not always- the same as the year it was minted

Most popular coin terms

DefinitionSearchesPercentage
Silver Clad 4875  9.78%
Specimen Proof (SP-70 or PF-70) 4203  8.43%
BN 3836  7.69%
Obverse or Face side 3481  6.98%
Ultra Cameo (UCAM) 2735  5.48%
Deep Cameo (DC or DCAM) 2636  5.29%
PR (PR60, PR70) 2471  4.95%
Encapsulated Coin 2448  4.91%
Reeded Edge 2346  4.70%
Reverse Cameo 2312  4.64%
Coin Silver 2177  4.37%
PF (PF60, PF70) 1972  3.95%
Flyspecks 1969  3.95%
Clad Coinage 1966  3.94%
RB 1863  3.74%
Deep Mirror Prooflike (DPML) 1839  3.69%
Brilliant Uncirculated (BU) 1800  3.61%
MS (MS60-MS70) 1723  3.45%
Hard Times Tokens 1655  3.32%
Buffing (whizzed) 1556  3.12%