Coin Terminology and Glossary

The Coin Collecting Dictionary includes 546 terms used widely in the coin collectors community, and has received over 341958 search inquires.

Selected term: Obverse or Face side
Explanation: The front or face of a coin, which bears the principal design or device, often as prescribed by the issuing authority, i.e. Coat of Arms

Most popular coin terms

DefinitionSearchesPercentage
Specimen Proof (SP-70 or PF-70) 23205  14.08%
Silver Clad 18702  11.35%
BN 11760  7.14%
Encapsulated Coin 10476  6.36%
RB 9366  5.68%
Deep Cameo (DC or DCAM) 8183  4.97%
Ultra Cameo (UCAM) 7664  4.65%
Coin Silver 7159  4.34%
Reeded Edge 7153  4.34%
Slabbed Coins 6829  4.14%
PF (PF60, PF70) 6618  4.02%
PQ 6053  3.67%
PR (PR60, PR70) 6001  3.64%
Obverse or Face side 5914  3.59%
High Relief 5685  3.45%
MS (MS60-MS70) 5608  3.40%
Reverse Cameo 4961  3.01%
Rarity 4614  2.80%
Clad Coinage 4459  2.71%
Brilliant Uncirculated (BU) 4388  2.66%