Coin Terminology and Glossary

The Coin Collecting Dictionary includes 546 terms used widely in the coin collectors community, and has received over 311586 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) 21290  14.22%
Silver Clad 16924  11.30%
BN 10884  7.27%
Encapsulated Coin 9577  6.40%
RB 8587  5.74%
Deep Cameo (DC or DCAM) 7583  5.07%
Ultra Cameo (UCAM) 7139  4.77%
Reeded Edge 6512  4.35%
Coin Silver 6421  4.29%
PF (PF60, PF70) 6051  4.04%
Slabbed Coins 5581  3.73%
Obverse or Face side 5502  3.68%
PR (PR60, PR70) 5496  3.67%
PQ 5397  3.60%
High Relief 5134  3.43%
MS (MS60-MS70) 5073  3.39%
Reverse Cameo 4560  3.05%
Clad Coinage 4092  2.73%
Brilliant Uncirculated (BU) 4003  2.67%
Rarity 3900  2.60%