Coin Terminology and Glossary

The Coin Collecting Dictionary includes 546 titles used widely in the coin collectors community, and has received over 668627 search inquires.

Random title: Facing
Explanation: The direction a portrait looks towards on a coin. As most are shown in profile, this means it faces left or right. When this direction is not stated, it usually means that the head or figure looks towards the viewer and away from the coin

Most popular coin titles

DefinitionSearchesPercentage
Specimen Proof (SP-70 or PF-70) 38142  13.15%
Silver Clad 27251  9.40%
Coin Silver 19442  6.70%
BN 17252  5.95%
Encapsulated Coin 16666  5.75%
Slabbed Coins 16562  5.71%
RB 15885  5.48%
Deep Cameo (DC or DCAM) 12974  4.47%
PF (PF60, PF70) 12693  4.38%
Reeded Edge 12407  4.28%
Ultra Cameo (UCAM) 12112  4.18%
PQ 10861  3.74%
MS (MS60-MS70) 10814  3.73%
PR (PR60, PR70) 10681  3.68%
High Relief 10012  3.45%
Incuse 9989  3.44%
Coin drop 9354  3.23%
Obverse or Face side 9284  3.20%
Rarity 9255  3.19%
Reverse Cameo 8385  2.89%