Coin Terminology and Glossary

The Coin Collecting Dictionary includes 546 terms used widely in the coin collectors community, and has received over 277952 search inquires.

Random term: Privy mark
Explanation: Originally a small mark or differentiation in the design of a coin for the purpose of identifying the mint, moneyer, or some other aspect of the coins production or origin, for control purposes. Nowadays mainly used as a design and marketing feature

Most popular coin terms

DefinitionSearchesPercentage
Specimen Proof (SP-70 or PF-70) 18829  13.92%
Silver Clad 15091  11.16%
BN 10090  7.46%
Encapsulated Coin 8659  6.40%
RB 7608  5.63%
Deep Cameo (DC or DCAM) 6904  5.11%
Ultra Cameo (UCAM) 6725  4.97%
Reeded Edge 5874  4.34%
Coin Silver 5761  4.26%
PF (PF60, PF70) 5476  4.05%
Obverse or Face side 5201  3.85%
PR (PR60, PR70) 5093  3.77%
PQ 4837  3.58%
MS (MS60-MS70) 4658  3.44%
High Relief 4541  3.36%
Slabbed Coins 4509  3.33%
Reverse Cameo 4260  3.15%
Clad Coinage 3816  2.82%
Brilliant Uncirculated (BU) 3724  2.75%
Deep Mirror Prooflike (DPML) 3573  2.64%