Coin Terminology and Glossary

The Coin Collecting Dictionary includes 546 terms used widely in the coin collectors community, and has received over 413209 search inquires.

Random term: Classic Era
Explanation: The term describing the period from 1792 until 1964 when silver and gold coins of the United States were issued. (Gold coins, of course, were not minted after 1933)

Most popular coin terms

DefinitionSearchesPercentage
Specimen Proof (SP-70 or PF-70) 27151  13.96%
Silver Clad 21430  11.02%
BN 13306  6.84%
Encapsulated Coin 12254  6.30%
RB 11001  5.66%
Deep Cameo (DC or DCAM) 9443  4.86%
Slabbed Coins 9379  4.82%
Coin Silver 8817  4.53%
Ultra Cameo (UCAM) 8684  4.47%
Reeded Edge 8489  4.37%
PF (PF60, PF70) 7864  4.04%
PQ 7135  3.67%
PR (PR60, PR70) 6962  3.58%
MS (MS60-MS70) 6827  3.51%
High Relief 6765  3.48%
Obverse or Face side 6733  3.46%
Reverse Cameo 5755  2.96%
Rarity 5697  2.93%
Brilliant Uncirculated (BU) 5489  2.82%
Clad Coinage 5271  2.71%