Coin Terminology and Glossary

The Coin Collecting Dictionary includes 546 terms used widely in the coin collectors community, and has received over 447545 search inquires.

Selected term: Clip
Explanation: A coin, planchet or blank missing a portion of metal from its periphery, caused by an error during blank production; types of clips include curved (most common), ragged, straight, eliptical, bowtie, disk and assay

Most popular coin terms

DefinitionSearchesPercentage
Specimen Proof (SP-70 or PF-70) 29011  13.89%
Silver Clad 22546  10.79%
BN 14033  6.72%
Encapsulated Coin 13117  6.28%
RB 11809  5.65%
Slabbed Coins 10659  5.10%
Deep Cameo (DC or DCAM) 10010  4.79%
Coin Silver 9713  4.65%
Ultra Cameo (UCAM) 9207  4.41%
Reeded Edge 9109  4.36%
PF (PF60, PF70) 8553  4.09%
PQ 7658  3.67%
MS (MS60-MS70) 7456  3.57%
PR (PR60, PR70) 7450  3.57%
High Relief 7320  3.50%
Obverse or Face side 7127  3.41%
Rarity 6196  2.97%
Reverse Cameo 6140  2.94%
Brilliant Uncirculated (BU) 5957  2.85%
Clad Coinage 5761  2.76%