Coin Terminology and Glossary

The Coin Collecting Dictionary includes 546 terms used widely in the coin collectors community, and has received over 480679 search inquires.

Selected term: 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

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DefinitionSearchesPercentage
Specimen Proof (SP-70 or PF-70) 30670  13.89%
Silver Clad 23351  10.57%
BN 14572  6.60%
Encapsulated Coin 13838  6.27%
RB 12463  5.64%
Slabbed Coins 11662  5.28%
Deep Cameo (DC or DCAM) 10505  4.76%
Coin Silver 10331  4.68%
Reeded Edge 9683  4.38%
Ultra Cameo (UCAM) 9675  4.38%
PF (PF60, PF70) 9146  4.14%
PQ 8163  3.70%
MS (MS60-MS70) 8062  3.65%
PR (PR60, PR70) 7891  3.57%
High Relief 7753  3.51%
Obverse or Face side 7471  3.38%
Rarity 6630  3.00%
Reverse Cameo 6434  2.91%
Brilliant Uncirculated (BU) 6291  2.85%
Clad Coinage 6190  2.80%