Coin Terminology and Glossary

The Coin Collecting Dictionary includes 546 terms used widely in the coin collectors community, and has received over 142639 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 8106  11.26%
Specimen Proof (SP-70 or PF-70) 7547  10.49%
BN 5907  8.21%
Ultra Cameo (UCAM) 4078  5.67%
Deep Cameo (DC or DCAM) 3853  5.35%
Obverse or Face side 3837  5.33%
Encapsulated Coin 3785  5.26%
RB 3570  4.96%
Reeded Edge 3361  4.67%
Coin Silver 3256  4.52%
PR (PR60, PR70) 3084  4.28%
PF (PF60, PF70) 2908  4.04%
Reverse Cameo 2869  3.99%
MS (MS60-MS70) 2558  3.55%
Brilliant Uncirculated (BU) 2458  3.42%
Clad Coinage 2390  3.32%
Deep Mirror Prooflike (DPML) 2270  3.15%
Flyspecks 2222  3.09%
PQ 2084  2.90%
Buffing (whizzed) 1830  2.54%