Coin Terminology and Glossary

The Coin Collecting Dictionary includes 546 terms used widely in the coin collectors community, and has received over 400630 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
Specimen Proof (SP-70 or PF-70) 26511  14.04%
Silver Clad 20942  11.09%
BN 12964  6.86%
Encapsulated Coin 11956  6.33%
RB 10649  5.64%
Deep Cameo (DC or DCAM) 9211  4.88%
Slabbed Coins 8865  4.69%
Ultra Cameo (UCAM) 8495  4.50%
Coin Silver 8493  4.50%
Reeded Edge 8257  4.37%
PF (PF60, PF70) 7650  4.05%
PQ 6924  3.67%
PR (PR60, PR70) 6773  3.59%
MS (MS60-MS70) 6600  3.49%
Obverse or Face side 6570  3.48%
High Relief 6546  3.47%
Reverse Cameo 5561  2.94%
Rarity 5483  2.90%
Brilliant Uncirculated (BU) 5310  2.81%
Clad Coinage 5095  2.70%