Coin Terminology and Glossary

The Coin Collecting Dictionary includes 546 titles used widely in the coin collectors community, and has received over 821737 search inquires.

Selected title: PQ
Explanation: Premium Quality: Sometimes part of the sealed slab grade, such as a MS64 PQ (not quite good enough for MS65). Often it is just a hype adjective like 'Choice' or 'Select'

Most popular coin titles

DefinitionSearchesPercentage
Specimen Proof (SP-70 or PF-70) 46614  13.46%
Silver Clad 29653  8.56%
Coin Silver 21659  6.25%
Slabbed Coins 20526  5.93%
BN 19928  5.75%
Encapsulated Coin 19378  5.59%
RB 18376  5.31%
Deep Cameo (DC or DCAM) 15560  4.49%
PF (PF60, PF70) 15200  4.39%
Reeded Edge 14504  4.19%
Ultra Cameo (UCAM) 14374  4.15%
PQ 13276  3.83%
MS (MS60-MS70) 13078  3.78%
PR (PR60, PR70) 13063  3.77%
Rarity 12571  3.63%
Incuse 12105  3.49%
High Relief 12061  3.48%
Coin drop 11664  3.37%
Reverse Cameo 11372  3.28%
Obverse or Face side 11316  3.27%