Coin Terminology and Glossary

The Coin Collecting Dictionary includes 546 terms used widely in the coin collectors community, and has received over 423724 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) 27725  13.95%
Silver Clad 21800  10.97%
BN 13518  6.80%
Encapsulated Coin 12506  6.29%
RB 11244  5.66%
Slabbed Coins 9775  4.92%
Deep Cameo (DC or DCAM) 9596  4.83%
Coin Silver 9078  4.57%
Ultra Cameo (UCAM) 8835  4.44%
Reeded Edge 8679  4.37%
PF (PF60, PF70) 8066  4.06%
PQ 7285  3.66%
PR (PR60, PR70) 7102  3.57%
MS (MS60-MS70) 7003  3.52%
High Relief 6904  3.47%
Obverse or Face side 6853  3.45%
Reverse Cameo 5878  2.96%
Rarity 5862  2.95%
Brilliant Uncirculated (BU) 5614  2.82%
Clad Coinage 5417  2.73%