Coin Terminology and Glossary

The Coin Collecting Dictionary includes 546 titles used widely in the coin collectors community, and has received over 850780 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) 51853  14.44%
Silver Clad 30058  8.37%
Coin Silver 22056  6.14%
Slabbed Coins 20934  5.83%
BN 20297  5.65%
Encapsulated Coin 19785  5.51%
RB 18713  5.21%
Deep Cameo (DC or DCAM) 16038  4.47%
PF (PF60, PF70) 15587  4.34%
Reeded Edge 14846  4.13%
Ultra Cameo (UCAM) 14782  4.12%
PQ 13647  3.80%
MS (MS60-MS70) 13497  3.76%
PR (PR60, PR70) 13458  3.75%
Rarity 13051  3.63%
Incuse 12518  3.49%
High Relief 12397  3.45%
Coin drop 12167  3.39%
Reverse Cameo 11751  3.27%
Obverse or Face side 11650  3.24%