Coin Terminology and Glossary

The Coin Collecting Dictionary includes 546 terms used widely in the coin collectors community, and has received over 75310 search inquires.

Random term: Cast Coin

Explanation: A coin that was made by pouring melted metal into a mold or cast. Not made by striking a die against a coin blank like most coins. Casting was a common process used to try to counterfeit coins

Most popular coin terms

DefinitionSearchesPercentage
Silver Clad 3989  9.70%
Specimen Proof (SP-70 or PF-70) 3171  7.71%
Obverse or Face side 3149  7.66%
BN 3028  7.36%
Ultra Cameo (UCAM) 2280  5.54%
Deep Cameo (DC or DCAM) 2115  5.14%
PR (PR60, PR70) 1983  4.82%
Encapsulated Coin 1917  4.66%
Reeded Edge 1899  4.62%
Reverse Cameo 1858  4.52%
Flyspecks 1729  4.20%
Coin Silver 1727  4.20%
Clad Coinage 1610  3.92%
PF (PF60, PF70) 1567  3.81%
Deep Mirror Prooflike (DPML) 1549  3.77%
RB 1522  3.70%
Brilliant Uncirculated (BU) 1507  3.66%
MS (MS60-MS70) 1420  3.45%
Hard Times Tokens 1340  3.26%
Buffing (whizzed) 1244  3.03%