Coin Terminology and Glossary

The Coin Collecting Dictionary includes 546 titles used widely in the coin collectors community, and has received over 867908 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) 53005  14.50%
Silver Clad 30334  8.30%
Coin Silver 22328  6.11%
Slabbed Coins 21192  5.80%
BN 20563  5.62%
Encapsulated Coin 20052  5.48%
RB 18994  5.20%
Deep Cameo (DC or DCAM) 16403  4.49%
PF (PF60, PF70) 15865  4.34%
Reeded Edge 15132  4.14%
Ultra Cameo (UCAM) 15078  4.12%
PQ 13885  3.80%
MS (MS60-MS70) 13769  3.77%
PR (PR60, PR70) 13722  3.75%
Rarity 13388  3.66%
Incuse 12744  3.49%
High Relief 12639  3.46%
Coin drop 12544  3.43%
Reverse Cameo 12007  3.28%
Obverse or Face side 11897  3.25%