Coin Terminology and Glossary

The Coin Collecting Dictionary includes 546 terms used widely in the coin collectors community, and has received over 513146 search inquires.

Selected term: Die Defect
Explanation: Wear on a die from use in the minting process

Most popular coin terms

DefinitionSearchesPercentage
Specimen Proof (SP-70 or PF-70) 32258  13.86%
Silver Clad 24126  10.37%
BN 15071  6.48%
Encapsulated Coin 14463  6.21%
RB 13080  5.62%
Slabbed Coins 12613  5.42%
Deep Cameo (DC or DCAM) 10955  4.71%
Coin Silver 10900  4.68%
Reeded Edge 10228  4.39%
Ultra Cameo (UCAM) 10136  4.35%
PF (PF60, PF70) 9746  4.19%
PQ 8680  3.73%
MS (MS60-MS70) 8668  3.72%
PR (PR60, PR70) 8336  3.58%
High Relief 8155  3.50%
Obverse or Face side 7819  3.36%
Rarity 7075  3.04%
Incuse 6921  2.97%
Reverse Cameo 6764  2.91%
Brilliant Uncirculated (BU) 6660  2.86%