Coin Terminology and Glossary

The Coin Collecting Dictionary includes 546 terms used widely in the coin collectors community, and has received over 458216 search inquires.

Random term: Encapsulated Coin
Explanation: One that has been sealed in a plastic holder to avoid damage to the coin

Most popular coin terms

DefinitionSearchesPercentage
Specimen Proof (SP-70 or PF-70) 29532  13.88%
Silver Clad 22805  10.72%
BN 14206  6.68%
Encapsulated Coin 13358  6.28%
RB 12014  5.65%
Slabbed Coins 10967  5.15%
Deep Cameo (DC or DCAM) 10179  4.78%
Coin Silver 9931  4.67%
Ultra Cameo (UCAM) 9345  4.39%
Reeded Edge 9283  4.36%
PF (PF60, PF70) 8726  4.10%
PQ 7832  3.68%
MS (MS60-MS70) 7665  3.60%
PR (PR60, PR70) 7590  3.57%
High Relief 7484  3.52%
Obverse or Face side 7244  3.40%
Rarity 6330  2.98%
Reverse Cameo 6233  2.93%
Brilliant Uncirculated (BU) 6068  2.85%
Clad Coinage 5900  2.77%