Coin Terminology and Glossary

The Coin Collecting Dictionary includes 546 terms used widely in the coin collectors community, and has received over 610958 search inquires.

Random term: Blemishes
Explanation: Minor nicks, marks, flaws or spots of discoloration that mark the surface of a coin

Most popular coin terms

DefinitionSearchesPercentage
Specimen Proof (SP-70 or PF-70) 36643  13.73%
Silver Clad 26358  9.87%
BN 16515  6.19%
Encapsulated Coin 15922  5.96%
Slabbed Coins 15318  5.74%
RB 15008  5.62%
Coin Silver 12566  4.71%
Deep Cameo (DC or DCAM) 12232  4.58%
PF (PF60, PF70) 11780  4.41%
Reeded Edge 11612  4.35%
Ultra Cameo (UCAM) 11346  4.25%
PQ 10128  3.79%
MS (MS60-MS70) 10046  3.76%
PR (PR60, PR70) 9866  3.70%
High Relief 9351  3.50%
Incuse 9139  3.42%
Obverse or Face side 8622  3.23%
Coin drop 8521  3.19%
Rarity 8229  3.08%
Reverse Cameo 7629  2.86%