Coin Terminology and Glossary

The Coin Collecting Dictionary includes 546 titles used widely in the coin collectors community, and has received over 635561 search inquires.

Random title: Classic Era
Explanation: The term describing the period from 1792 until 1964 when silver and gold coins of the United States were issued. (Gold coins, of course, were not minted after 1933)

Most popular coin titles

DefinitionSearchesPercentage
Specimen Proof (SP-70 or PF-70) 37365  13.37%
Silver Clad 26734  9.57%
Coin Silver 18914  6.77%
BN 16772  6.00%
Encapsulated Coin 16186  5.79%
Slabbed Coins 15808  5.66%
RB 15352  5.50%
Deep Cameo (DC or DCAM) 12508  4.48%
PF (PF60, PF70) 12134  4.34%
Reeded Edge 11932  4.27%
Ultra Cameo (UCAM) 11629  4.16%
PQ 10403  3.72%
MS (MS60-MS70) 10307  3.69%
PR (PR60, PR70) 10202  3.65%
High Relief 9590  3.43%
Incuse 9507  3.40%
Coin drop 8847  3.17%
Obverse or Face side 8815  3.16%
Rarity 8476  3.03%
Reverse Cameo 7863  2.81%