Coin Terminology and Glossary

The Coin Collecting Dictionary includes 546 titles used widely in the coin collectors community, and has received over 857279 search inquires.

Random title: Cast Coin
Explanation: A coin that was made by pouring melted metal into a mold or cast. Not made by striking a die against a coin blank like most coins. Casting was a common process used to try to counterfeit coins

Most popular coin titles

DefinitionSearchesPercentage
Specimen Proof (SP-70 or PF-70) 52619  14.55%
Silver Clad 30142  8.33%
Coin Silver 22150  6.12%
Slabbed Coins 21021  5.81%
BN 20386  5.64%
Encapsulated Coin 19874  5.50%
RB 18795  5.20%
Deep Cameo (DC or DCAM) 16155  4.47%
PF (PF60, PF70) 15676  4.33%
Reeded Edge 14943  4.13%
Ultra Cameo (UCAM) 14889  4.12%
PQ 13718  3.79%
MS (MS60-MS70) 13585  3.76%
PR (PR60, PR70) 13545  3.75%
Rarity 13169  3.64%
Incuse 12589  3.48%
High Relief 12477  3.45%
Coin drop 12300  3.40%
Reverse Cameo 11833  3.27%
Obverse or Face side 11733  3.24%