Coin Terminology and Glossary

The Coin Collecting Dictionary includes 546 terms used widely in the coin collectors community, and has received over 98622 search inquires.

Selected term: PR (PR60, PR70)

Explanation: Proof: Type of coin production and/or Grade. Contrasts with business strike

Most popular coin terms

DefinitionSearchesPercentage
Silver Clad 5330  9.90%
Specimen Proof (SP-70 or PF-70) 4621  8.58%
BN 4288  7.97%
Obverse or Face side 3593  6.67%
Ultra Cameo (UCAM) 2926  5.44%
Deep Cameo (DC or DCAM) 2867  5.33%
PR (PR60, PR70) 2655  4.93%
Encapsulated Coin 2636  4.90%
Reeded Edge 2525  4.69%
Reverse Cameo 2512  4.67%
Coin Silver 2360  4.38%
PF (PF60, PF70) 2119  3.94%
Clad Coinage 2116  3.93%
Flyspecks 2061  3.83%
RB 1998  3.71%
Deep Mirror Prooflike (DPML) 1969  3.66%
Brilliant Uncirculated (BU) 1923  3.57%
MS (MS60-MS70) 1864  3.46%
Hard Times Tokens 1783  3.31%
Buffing (whizzed) 1682  3.12%