Coin Terminology and Glossary

The Coin Collecting Dictionary includes 546 terms used widely in the coin collectors community, and has received over 361941 search inquires.

Random term: High Relief
Explanation: A coin with deep concave fields due to highly raised designs. High relief coins require extra pressure to be fully struck and are difficult to stack

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DefinitionSearchesPercentage
Specimen Proof (SP-70 or PF-70) 24480  14.12%
Silver Clad 19541  11.27%
BN 12151  7.01%
Encapsulated Coin 10975  6.33%
RB 9776  5.64%
Deep Cameo (DC or DCAM) 8508  4.91%
Ultra Cameo (UCAM) 7933  4.58%
Coin Silver 7611  4.39%
Slabbed Coins 7584  4.37%
Reeded Edge 7550  4.35%
PF (PF60, PF70) 6952  4.01%
PQ 6404  3.69%
PR (PR60, PR70) 6262  3.61%
Obverse or Face side 6137  3.54%
High Relief 5969  3.44%
MS (MS60-MS70) 5930  3.42%
Reverse Cameo 5138  2.96%
Rarity 4916  2.84%
Brilliant Uncirculated (BU) 4852  2.80%
Clad Coinage 4663  2.69%