Coin Terminology and Glossary

The Coin Collecting Dictionary includes 546 terms used widely in the coin collectors community, and has received over 72291 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 4017  10.29%
Specimen Proof (SP-70 or PF-70) 3197  8.19%
Obverse or Face side 2903  7.44%
BN 2896  7.42%
Ultra Cameo (UCAM) 2236  5.73%
Deep Cameo (DC or DCAM) 2045  5.24%
PR (PR60, PR70) 1839  4.71%
Reeded Edge 1833  4.70%
RB 1783  4.57%
Encapsulated Coin 1732  4.44%
Reverse Cameo 1703  4.36%
Coin Silver 1691  4.33%
Flyspecks 1613  4.13%
PF (PF60, PF70) 1506  3.86%
Clad Coinage 1442  3.69%
Brilliant Uncirculated (BU) 1417  3.63%
MS (MS60-MS70) 1391  3.56%
Deep Mirror Prooflike (DPML) 1375  3.52%
Hard Times Tokens 1165  2.98%
Buffing (whizzed) 1146  2.94%