Coin Terminology and Glossary

The Coin Collecting Dictionary includes 546 terms used widely in the coin collectors community, and has received over 551799 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) 34085  13.82%
Silver Clad 25189  10.22%
BN 15639  6.34%
Encapsulated Coin 15051  6.10%
RB 13903  5.64%
Slabbed Coins 13684  5.55%
Coin Silver 11626  4.71%
Deep Cameo (DC or DCAM) 11448  4.64%
Reeded Edge 10789  4.38%
Ultra Cameo (UCAM) 10572  4.29%
PF (PF60, PF70) 10540  4.27%
MS (MS60-MS70) 9307  3.77%
PQ 9284  3.77%
PR (PR60, PR70) 8849  3.59%
High Relief 8712  3.53%
Obverse or Face side 8166  3.31%
Incuse 7903  3.20%
Rarity 7570  3.07%
Reverse Cameo 7093  2.88%
Brilliant Uncirculated (BU) 7037  2.85%