Coin Terminology and Glossary

The Coin Collecting Dictionary includes 546 terms used widely in the coin collectors community, and has received over 425702 search inquires.

Selected term: Design
Explanation: The devices, lettering, etc. appearing on a coin and their arrangement with respect to each other

Most popular coin terms

DefinitionSearchesPercentage
Specimen Proof (SP-70 or PF-70) 27856  13.95%
Silver Clad 21868  10.95%
BN 13566  6.79%
Encapsulated Coin 12558  6.29%
RB 11280  5.65%
Slabbed Coins 9837  4.93%
Deep Cameo (DC or DCAM) 9627  4.82%
Coin Silver 9125  4.57%
Ultra Cameo (UCAM) 8875  4.44%
Reeded Edge 8713  4.36%
PF (PF60, PF70) 8116  4.06%
PQ 7310  3.66%
PR (PR60, PR70) 7131  3.57%
MS (MS60-MS70) 7035  3.52%
High Relief 6937  3.47%
Obverse or Face side 6875  3.44%
Reverse Cameo 5900  2.95%
Rarity 5891  2.95%
Brilliant Uncirculated (BU) 5637  2.82%
Clad Coinage 5451  2.73%