Coin Terminology and Glossary

The Coin Collecting Dictionary includes 546 terms used widely in the coin collectors community, and has received over 437596 search inquires.

Selected term: MS (MS60-MS70)
Explanation: Mint State. (Uncirculated, business strike): Grade

Most popular coin terms

DefinitionSearchesPercentage
Specimen Proof (SP-70 or PF-70) 28486  13.91%
Silver Clad 22253  10.86%
BN 13844  6.76%
Encapsulated Coin 12848  6.27%
RB 11587  5.66%
Slabbed Coins 10282  5.02%
Deep Cameo (DC or DCAM) 9839  4.80%
Coin Silver 9456  4.62%
Ultra Cameo (UCAM) 9060  4.42%
Reeded Edge 8935  4.36%
PF (PF60, PF70) 8363  4.08%
PQ 7512  3.67%
PR (PR60, PR70) 7308  3.57%
MS (MS60-MS70) 7265  3.55%
High Relief 7148  3.49%
Obverse or Face side 7012  3.42%
Rarity 6075  2.97%
Reverse Cameo 6036  2.95%
Brilliant Uncirculated (BU) 5802  2.83%
Clad Coinage 5636  2.75%