Coin Terminology and Glossary

The Coin Collecting Dictionary includes 546 terms used widely in the coin collectors community, and has received over 436181 search inquires.

Selected term: Clad Coinage
Explanation: Issues of United States dimes, quarters, halves, and dollars made since 1965. Each coin has a center core, and a layer of copper-nickel or silver on both sides. Clad differs from a plated coin in that the clad blank (or planchlet) is treated to seal the layers of metal together

Most popular coin terms

DefinitionSearchesPercentage
Specimen Proof (SP-70 or PF-70) 28409  13.91%
Silver Clad 22215  10.87%
BN 13804  6.76%
Encapsulated Coin 12814  6.27%
RB 11552  5.65%
Slabbed Coins 10229  5.01%
Deep Cameo (DC or DCAM) 9821  4.81%
Coin Silver 9424  4.61%
Ultra Cameo (UCAM) 9046  4.43%
Reeded Edge 8915  4.36%
PF (PF60, PF70) 8332  4.08%
PQ 7490  3.67%
PR (PR60, PR70) 7292  3.57%
MS (MS60-MS70) 7247  3.55%
High Relief 7118  3.48%
Obverse or Face side 6998  3.43%
Rarity 6050  2.96%
Reverse Cameo 6026  2.95%
Brilliant Uncirculated (BU) 5787  2.83%
Clad Coinage 5617  2.75%