Coin Terminology and Glossary

The Coin Collecting Dictionary includes 546 titles used widely in the coin collectors community, and has received over 756401 search inquires.

Random title: Electrum
Explanation: A naturally occurring alloy of gold and silver, used in the very earliest Greek coins. It's name comes from the Greek word elektron meaning amber, because of its pale yellow colour

Most popular coin titles

DefinitionSearchesPercentage
Specimen Proof (SP-70 or PF-70) 43323  13.36%
Silver Clad 28783  8.87%
Coin Silver 20858  6.43%
Slabbed Coins 19272  5.94%
BN 18930  5.84%
Encapsulated Coin 18231  5.62%
RB 17577  5.42%
Deep Cameo (DC or DCAM) 14348  4.42%
PF (PF60, PF70) 14237  4.39%
Reeded Edge 13724  4.23%
Ultra Cameo (UCAM) 13436  4.14%
PQ 12490  3.85%
MS (MS60-MS70) 12199  3.76%
PR (PR60, PR70) 12056  3.72%
High Relief 11313  3.49%
Incuse 11291  3.48%
Rarity 11270  3.47%
Coin drop 10674  3.29%
Obverse or Face side 10550  3.25%
Reverse Cameo 9749  3.01%