Coin Terminology and Glossary

The Coin Collecting Dictionary includes 546 terms used widely in the coin collectors community, and has received over 93039 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
Silver Clad 4977  9.79%
Specimen Proof (SP-70 or PF-70) 4277  8.42%
BN 3906  7.69%
Obverse or Face side 3515  6.92%
Ultra Cameo (UCAM) 2774  5.46%
Deep Cameo (DC or DCAM) 2688  5.29%
PR (PR60, PR70) 2516  4.95%
Encapsulated Coin 2481  4.88%
Reeded Edge 2385  4.69%
Reverse Cameo 2360  4.64%
Coin Silver 2217  4.36%
PF (PF60, PF70) 2008  3.95%
Clad Coinage 1997  3.93%
Flyspecks 1995  3.93%
RB 1891  3.72%
Deep Mirror Prooflike (DPML) 1873  3.69%
Brilliant Uncirculated (BU) 1841  3.62%
MS (MS60-MS70) 1756  3.46%
Hard Times Tokens 1690  3.33%
Buffing (whizzed) 1586  3.12%