Coin Terminology and Glossary

The Coin Collecting Dictionary includes 546 terms used widely in the coin collectors community, and has received over 301703 search inquires.

Random term: Fantasy piece
Explanation: A pattern coin or one made in approximate imitation of a coin, sometimes of a non-existent coin, usually produced for sale to collectors, and often very elaborate, artistic and attractive

Most popular coin terms

DefinitionSearchesPercentage
Specimen Proof (SP-70 or PF-70) 20506  14.12%
Silver Clad 16377  11.27%
BN 10639  7.32%
Encapsulated Coin 9288  6.39%
RB 8267  5.69%
Deep Cameo (DC or DCAM) 7373  5.08%
Ultra Cameo (UCAM) 7020  4.83%
Reeded Edge 6339  4.36%
Coin Silver 6224  4.28%
PF (PF60, PF70) 5872  4.04%
Obverse or Face side 5413  3.73%
PR (PR60, PR70) 5362  3.69%
Slabbed Coins 5257  3.62%
PQ 5201  3.58%
High Relief 4968  3.42%
MS (MS60-MS70) 4958  3.41%
Reverse Cameo 4450  3.06%
Clad Coinage 4008  2.76%
Brilliant Uncirculated (BU) 3915  2.69%
Deep Mirror Prooflike (DPML) 3753  2.58%