Coin Terminology and Glossary

The Coin Collecting Dictionary includes 546 terms used widely in the coin collectors community, and has received over 309648 search inquires.

Selected term: High Relief
Explanation: A coin with deep concave fields due to highly raised designs. High relief coins require extra pressure to be fully struck and are difficult to stack

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DefinitionSearchesPercentage
Specimen Proof (SP-70 or PF-70) 21181  14.22%
Silver Clad 16825  11.30%
BN 10830  7.27%
Encapsulated Coin 9534  6.40%
RB 8526  5.72%
Deep Cameo (DC or DCAM) 7552  5.07%
Ultra Cameo (UCAM) 7106  4.77%
Reeded Edge 6468  4.34%
Coin Silver 6382  4.28%
PF (PF60, PF70) 6019  4.04%
Slabbed Coins 5518  3.70%
Obverse or Face side 5473  3.67%
PR (PR60, PR70) 5459  3.66%
PQ 5355  3.60%
High Relief 5100  3.42%
MS (MS60-MS70) 5049  3.39%
Reverse Cameo 4540  3.05%
Clad Coinage 4077  2.74%
Brilliant Uncirculated (BU) 3988  2.68%
Rarity 3862  2.59%