Coin Terminology and Glossary

The Coin Collecting Dictionary includes 546 titles used widely in the coin collectors community, and has received over 636281 search inquires.

Random title: Relief
Explanation: Any part of a coin design that is raised above the coin's surface is said to be in relief. It also represents the distance between the higher and the lowest place of the design of a coin (the opposite of relief is incuse)

Most popular coin titles

DefinitionSearchesPercentage
Specimen Proof (SP-70 or PF-70) 37409  13.37%
Silver Clad 26758  9.56%
Coin Silver 18935  6.77%
BN 16798  6.00%
Encapsulated Coin 16209  5.79%
Slabbed Coins 15828  5.66%
RB 15374  5.49%
Deep Cameo (DC or DCAM) 12527  4.48%
PF (PF60, PF70) 12151  4.34%
Reeded Edge 11949  4.27%
Ultra Cameo (UCAM) 11648  4.16%
PQ 10426  3.73%
MS (MS60-MS70) 10330  3.69%
PR (PR60, PR70) 10218  3.65%
High Relief 9608  3.43%
Incuse 9525  3.40%
Coin drop 8865  3.17%
Obverse or Face side 8835  3.16%
Rarity 8507  3.04%
Reverse Cameo 7884  2.82%