Coin Terminology and Glossary

The Coin Collecting Dictionary includes 546 terms used widely in the coin collectors community, and has received over 75951 search inquires.

Random term: Uncirculated

Explanation: A new condition coin that does not have any sign of wear. Marks on the coin that may come from the manufacturing process do not keep a coin from being unciruclated. (Example, bag marks.) Even the slightest amount of wear or cleaning will keep a coin from grading uncirculated

Most popular coin terms

DefinitionSearchesPercentage
Silver Clad 4274  10.37%
Specimen Proof (SP-70 or PF-70) 3547  8.61%
BN 3101  7.53%
Obverse or Face side 2961  7.19%
Ultra Cameo (UCAM) 2333  5.66%
Deep Cameo (DC or DCAM) 2175  5.28%
PR (PR60, PR70) 1939  4.71%
RB 1931  4.69%
Reeded Edge 1927  4.68%
Encapsulated Coin 1818  4.41%
Reverse Cameo 1793  4.35%
Coin Silver 1782  4.32%
Flyspecks 1656  4.02%
PF (PF60, PF70) 1635  3.97%
Brilliant Uncirculated (BU) 1510  3.66%
Clad Coinage 1498  3.64%
MS (MS60-MS70) 1459  3.54%
Deep Mirror Prooflike (DPML) 1448  3.51%
Hard Times Tokens 1211  2.94%
Buffing (whizzed) 1203  2.92%