Coin Terminology and Glossary

The Coin Collecting Dictionary includes 546 terms used widely in the coin collectors community, and has received over 372837 search inquires.

Selected term: PF (PF60, PF70)
Explanation: Proof: Type of coin production and/or Grade. Contrasts with business strike

Most popular coin terms

DefinitionSearchesPercentage
Specimen Proof (SP-70 or PF-70) 25032  14.10%
Silver Clad 19914  11.21%
BN 12323  6.94%
Encapsulated Coin 11229  6.32%
RB 9990  5.63%
Deep Cameo (DC or DCAM) 8702  4.90%
Ultra Cameo (UCAM) 8086  4.55%
Slabbed Coins 7983  4.50%
Coin Silver 7877  4.44%
Reeded Edge 7724  4.35%
PF (PF60, PF70) 7126  4.01%
PQ 6562  3.70%
PR (PR60, PR70) 6392  3.60%
Obverse or Face side 6253  3.52%
High Relief 6118  3.45%
MS (MS60-MS70) 6101  3.44%
Reverse Cameo 5250  2.96%
Rarity 5056  2.85%
Brilliant Uncirculated (BU) 4964  2.80%
Clad Coinage 4776  2.69%