Coin Terminology and Glossary

The Coin Collecting Dictionary includes 546 terms used widely in the coin collectors community, and has received over 550967 search inquires.

Selected term: Coin Silver
Explanation: In the US, coin silver often means the purity of silver used in circulating coins dated before 1965. Back then dimes, quarters, half dollars, and silver dollars were 90% solid silver, made of 90% silver and 10% copper. Other countries may use the words "coin silver" to mean the purity used in their silver coins, which may be different from US coins

Most popular coin terms

DefinitionSearchesPercentage
Specimen Proof (SP-70 or PF-70) 34059  13.83%
Silver Clad 25180  10.22%
BN 15631  6.35%
Encapsulated Coin 15042  6.11%
RB 13878  5.64%
Slabbed Coins 13674  5.55%
Coin Silver 11613  4.72%
Deep Cameo (DC or DCAM) 11445  4.65%
Reeded Edge 10782  4.38%
Ultra Cameo (UCAM) 10558  4.29%
PF (PF60, PF70) 10533  4.28%
MS (MS60-MS70) 9300  3.78%
PQ 9276  3.77%
PR (PR60, PR70) 8839  3.59%
High Relief 8704  3.53%
Obverse or Face side 8162  3.31%
Incuse 7894  3.21%
Rarity 7565  3.07%
Reverse Cameo 7087  2.88%
Brilliant Uncirculated (BU) 7032  2.86%