Coin Terminology and Glossary

The Coin Collecting Dictionary includes 546 terms used widely in the coin collectors community, and has received over 76650 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 4113  9.84%
Specimen Proof (SP-70 or PF-70) 3308  7.92%
Obverse or Face side 3188  7.63%
BN 3120  7.47%
Ultra Cameo (UCAM) 2328  5.57%
Deep Cameo (DC or DCAM) 2172  5.20%
PR (PR60, PR70) 2034  4.87%
Encapsulated Coin 1972  4.72%
Reeded Edge 1951  4.67%
Reverse Cameo 1906  4.56%
Coin Silver 1791  4.29%
Flyspecks 1756  4.20%
Clad Coinage 1651  3.95%
PF (PF60, PF70) 1598  3.82%
Deep Mirror Prooflike (DPML) 1588  3.80%
RB 1562  3.74%
Brilliant Uncirculated (BU) 1543  3.69%
MS (MS60-MS70) 1449  3.47%
Hard Times Tokens 1372  3.28%
Buffing (whizzed) 1281  3.07%