Coin Terminology and Glossary

The Coin Collecting Dictionary includes 546 terms used widely in the coin collectors community, and has received over 491787 search inquires.

Selected term: Encapsulated Coin
Explanation: One that has been sealed in a plastic holder to avoid damage to the coin

Most popular coin terms

DefinitionSearchesPercentage
Specimen Proof (SP-70 or PF-70) 31225  13.89%
Silver Clad 23594  10.49%
BN 14750  6.56%
Encapsulated Coin 14082  6.26%
RB 12679  5.64%
Slabbed Coins 11977  5.33%
Deep Cameo (DC or DCAM) 10645  4.73%
Coin Silver 10512  4.68%
Reeded Edge 9856  4.38%
Ultra Cameo (UCAM) 9825  4.37%
PF (PF60, PF70) 9348  4.16%
PQ 8338  3.71%
MS (MS60-MS70) 8270  3.68%
PR (PR60, PR70) 8052  3.58%
High Relief 7886  3.51%
Obverse or Face side 7600  3.38%
Rarity 6783  3.02%
Reverse Cameo 6535  2.91%
Brilliant Uncirculated (BU) 6427  2.86%
Clad Coinage 6353  2.83%