Coin Terminology and Glossary

The Coin Collecting Dictionary includes 546 terms used widely in the coin collectors community, and has received over 535087 search inquires.

Selected term: Choice / Extremely Fine (EF-45)
Explanation: Grade: Very light overall wear on the coin's higher points, though all of the design details are very sharp. Mint luster is still prominent on many areas of the coin's surface, though mainly in protected areas

Most popular coin terms

DefinitionSearchesPercentage
Specimen Proof (SP-70 or PF-70) 33319  13.86%
Silver Clad 24791  10.31%
BN 15387  6.40%
Encapsulated Coin 14786  6.15%
RB 13494  5.61%
Slabbed Coins 13212  5.50%
Coin Silver 11299  4.70%
Deep Cameo (DC or DCAM) 11215  4.67%
Reeded Edge 10529  4.38%
Ultra Cameo (UCAM) 10355  4.31%
PF (PF60, PF70) 10171  4.23%
MS (MS60-MS70) 9036  3.76%
PQ 9009  3.75%
PR (PR60, PR70) 8579  3.57%
High Relief 8438  3.51%
Obverse or Face side 8019  3.34%
Incuse 7512  3.13%
Rarity 7359  3.06%
Reverse Cameo 6955  2.89%
Brilliant Uncirculated (BU) 6858  2.85%