Coin Terminology and Glossary

The Coin Collecting Dictionary includes 546 terms used widely in the coin collectors community, and has received over 340856 search inquires.

Selected term: Encapsulated Coin
Explanation: One that has been sealed in a plastic holder to avoid damage to the coin

Most popular coin terms

DefinitionSearchesPercentage
Specimen Proof (SP-70 or PF-70) 23083  14.05%
Silver Clad 18626  11.34%
BN 11716  7.13%
Encapsulated Coin 10451  6.36%
RB 9347  5.69%
Deep Cameo (DC or DCAM) 8148  4.96%
Ultra Cameo (UCAM) 7645  4.65%
Reeded Edge 7125  4.34%
Coin Silver 7119  4.33%
Slabbed Coins 6781  4.13%
PF (PF60, PF70) 6595  4.02%
PQ 6026  3.67%
PR (PR60, PR70) 5986  3.64%
Obverse or Face side 5905  3.60%
High Relief 5668  3.45%
MS (MS60-MS70) 5590  3.40%
Reverse Cameo 4949  3.01%
Rarity 4592  2.80%
Clad Coinage 4448  2.71%
Brilliant Uncirculated (BU) 4375  2.66%