Coin Terminology and Glossary

The Coin Collecting Dictionary includes 546 titles used widely in the coin collectors community, and has received over 850772 search inquires.

Selected title: Reverse Cameo
Explanation: A coin where the background is frosted looking and the design has a polished mirror like look to it. Some Australia lunar 'Year of the Horse' and other lunar year animal gold /silver coins have this reverse cameo appearance

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%