Coin Terminology and Glossary

The Coin Collecting Dictionary includes 546 terms used widely in the coin collectors community, and has received over 60337 search inquires.

Selected term: Specimen Proof (SP-70 or PF-70)

Explanation: Grade: Although very rarely seen, these are attainable grades, since Specimens and Proofs are generally double struck on specially prepared, polished blanks using specially prepared dies on a slow, high pressure press, and the pieces are immediately hand picked off the press with gloved hands and carefully placed in protective holders.

Most popular coin terms

DefinitionSearchesPercentage
Silver Clad 3292  9.93%
Obverse or Face side 2738  8.26%
Specimen Proof (SP-70 or PF-70) 2451  7.39%
BN 2403  7.25%
Ultra Cameo (UCAM) 1907  5.75%
Deep Cameo (DC or DCAM) 1725  5.20%
PR (PR60, PR70) 1628  4.91%
Reeded Edge 1548  4.67%
Flyspecks 1503  4.53%
Reverse Cameo 1490  4.49%
Encapsulated Coin 1479  4.46%
Coin Silver 1406  4.24%
PF (PF60, PF70) 1296  3.91%
RB 1293  3.90%
Clad Coinage 1282  3.87%
Deep Mirror Prooflike (DPML) 1211  3.65%
Brilliant Uncirculated (BU) 1199  3.62%
MS (MS60-MS70) 1195  3.60%
Hard Times Tokens 1023  3.08%
Buffing (whizzed) 1002  3.02%