Coin Terminology and Glossary

The Coin Collecting Dictionary includes 546 terms used widely in the coin collectors community, and has received over 91770 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 4893  9.77%
Specimen Proof (SP-70 or PF-70) 4218  8.42%
BN 3850  7.68%
Obverse or Face side 3492  6.97%
Ultra Cameo (UCAM) 2743  5.47%
Deep Cameo (DC or DCAM) 2644  5.28%
PR (PR60, PR70) 2479  4.95%
Encapsulated Coin 2453  4.90%
Reeded Edge 2360  4.71%
Reverse Cameo 2326  4.64%
Coin Silver 2185  4.36%
PF (PF60, PF70) 1982  3.96%
Flyspecks 1976  3.94%
Clad Coinage 1973  3.94%
RB 1871  3.73%
Deep Mirror Prooflike (DPML) 1848  3.69%
Brilliant Uncirculated (BU) 1809  3.61%
MS (MS60-MS70) 1733  3.46%
Hard Times Tokens 1666  3.32%
Buffing (whizzed) 1562  3.12%