Coin Terminology and Glossary

The Coin Collecting Dictionary includes 546 terms used widely in the coin collectors community, and has received over 341951 search inquires.

Selected term: Clad Coinage
Explanation: Issues of United States dimes, quarters, halves, and dollars made since 1965. Each coin has a center core, and a layer of copper-nickel or silver on both sides. Clad differs from a plated coin in that the clad blank (or planchlet) is treated to seal the layers of metal together

Most popular coin terms

DefinitionSearchesPercentage
Specimen Proof (SP-70 or PF-70) 23176  14.06%
Silver Clad 18687  11.34%
BN 11750  7.13%
Encapsulated Coin 10470  6.35%
RB 9365  5.68%
Deep Cameo (DC or DCAM) 8175  4.96%
Ultra Cameo (UCAM) 7662  4.65%
Reeded Edge 7150  4.34%
Coin Silver 7148  4.34%
Slabbed Coins 6815  4.14%
PF (PF60, PF70) 6611  4.01%
PQ 6046  3.67%
PR (PR60, PR70) 5999  3.64%
Obverse or Face side 5913  3.59%
High Relief 5683  3.45%
MS (MS60-MS70) 5605  3.40%
Reverse Cameo 4960  3.01%
Rarity 4612  2.80%
Clad Coinage 4457  2.70%
Brilliant Uncirculated (BU) 4387  2.66%