Coin Terminology and Glossary

The Coin Collecting Dictionary includes 546 terms used widely in the coin collectors community, and has received over 62504 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 3412  9.90%
Obverse or Face side 2845  8.25%
Specimen Proof (SP-70 or PF-70) 2577  7.48%
BN 2508  7.28%
Ultra Cameo (UCAM) 1968  5.71%
Deep Cameo (DC or DCAM) 1781  5.17%
PR (PR60, PR70) 1672  4.85%
Reeded Edge 1609  4.67%
Encapsulated Coin 1578  4.58%
Reverse Cameo 1577  4.57%
Flyspecks 1560  4.53%
Coin Silver 1457  4.23%
Clad Coinage 1330  3.86%
Deep Mirror Prooflike (DPML) 1326  3.85%
PF (PF60, PF70) 1322  3.83%
RB 1306  3.79%
Brilliant Uncirculated (BU) 1250  3.63%
MS (MS60-MS70) 1215  3.52%
Hard Times Tokens 1079  3.13%
Buffing (whizzed) 1067  3.10%