Coin Terminology and Glossary

The Coin Collecting Dictionary includes 546 terms used widely in the coin collectors community, and has received over 61761 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 3378  9.90%
Obverse or Face side 2822  8.27%
Specimen Proof (SP-70 or PF-70) 2532  7.42%
BN 2478  7.27%
Ultra Cameo (UCAM) 1955  5.73%
Deep Cameo (DC or DCAM) 1765  5.17%
PR (PR60, PR70) 1650  4.84%
Reeded Edge 1589  4.66%
Reverse Cameo 1561  4.58%
Encapsulated Coin 1559  4.57%
Flyspecks 1553  4.55%
Coin Silver 1443  4.23%
Clad Coinage 1321  3.87%
PF (PF60, PF70) 1307  3.83%
Deep Mirror Prooflike (DPML) 1301  3.81%
RB 1282  3.76%
Brilliant Uncirculated (BU) 1239  3.63%
MS (MS60-MS70) 1205  3.53%
Hard Times Tokens 1064  3.12%
Buffing (whizzed) 1059  3.10%