Coin Terminology and Glossary

The Coin Collecting Dictionary includes 546 terms used widely in the coin collectors community, and has received over 549926 search inquires.

Selected term: About Uncirculated (AU-50)
Explanation: Grade: There are traces of wear on most of the higher areas of the designs and considerable disruption is seen in the larger fields. At least half of the original mint luster is present.

Most popular coin terms

DefinitionSearchesPercentage
Specimen Proof (SP-70 or PF-70) 34002  13.83%
Silver Clad 25158  10.23%
BN 15620  6.35%
Encapsulated Coin 15031  6.11%
RB 13846  5.63%
Slabbed Coins 13637  5.55%
Coin Silver 11594  4.71%
Deep Cameo (DC or DCAM) 11427  4.65%
Reeded Edge 10770  4.38%
Ultra Cameo (UCAM) 10547  4.29%
PF (PF60, PF70) 10514  4.28%
MS (MS60-MS70) 9281  3.77%
PQ 9257  3.76%
PR (PR60, PR70) 8824  3.59%
High Relief 8685  3.53%
Obverse or Face side 8152  3.32%
Incuse 7864  3.20%
Rarity 7554  3.07%
Reverse Cameo 7079  2.88%
Brilliant Uncirculated (BU) 7022  2.86%