Coin Terminology and Glossary

The Coin Collecting Dictionary includes 546 terms used widely in the coin collectors community, and has received over 103671 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 5618  9.95%
Specimen Proof (SP-70 or PF-70) 4918  8.71%
BN 4530  8.02%
Obverse or Face side 3674  6.50%
Ultra Cameo (UCAM) 3052  5.40%
Deep Cameo (DC or DCAM) 3011  5.33%
Encapsulated Coin 2767  4.90%
PR (PR60, PR70) 2754  4.88%
Reeded Edge 2674  4.73%
Reverse Cameo 2653  4.70%
Coin Silver 2477  4.39%
Clad Coinage 2237  3.96%
PF (PF60, PF70) 2215  3.92%
RB 2126  3.76%
Flyspecks 2111  3.74%
Deep Mirror Prooflike (DPML) 2054  3.64%
Brilliant Uncirculated (BU) 2013  3.56%
MS (MS60-MS70) 1965  3.48%
Hard Times Tokens 1852  3.28%
Buffing (whizzed) 1779  3.15%