Coin Terminology and Glossary

The Coin Collecting Dictionary includes 546 titles used widely in the coin collectors community, and has received over 638063 search inquires.

Selected title: Coin Silver
Explanation: In the US, coin silver often means the purity of silver used in circulating coins dated before 1965. Back then dimes, quarters, half dollars, and silver dollars were 90% solid silver, made of 90% silver and 10% copper. Other countries may use the words "coin silver" to mean the purity used in their silver coins, which may be different from US coins

Most popular coin titles

DefinitionSearchesPercentage
Specimen Proof (SP-70 or PF-70) 37468  13.34%
Silver Clad 26804  9.55%
Coin Silver 18978  6.76%
BN 16847  6.00%
Encapsulated Coin 16254  5.79%
Slabbed Coins 15867  5.65%
RB 15421  5.49%
Deep Cameo (DC or DCAM) 12572  4.48%
PF (PF60, PF70) 12195  4.34%
Reeded Edge 11989  4.27%
Ultra Cameo (UCAM) 11694  4.16%
PQ 10475  3.73%
MS (MS60-MS70) 10381  3.70%
PR (PR60, PR70) 10268  3.66%
High Relief 9657  3.44%
Incuse 9577  3.41%
Coin drop 8908  3.17%
Obverse or Face side 8882  3.16%
Rarity 8583  3.06%
Reverse Cameo 7935  2.83%