Coin Terminology and Glossary

The Coin Collecting Dictionary includes 546 terms used widely in the coin collectors community, and has received over 575802 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) 35247  13.78%
Silver Clad 25750  10.07%
BN 16033  6.27%
Encapsulated Coin 15490  6.06%
Slabbed Coins 14477  5.66%
RB 14455  5.65%
Coin Silver 12098  4.73%
Deep Cameo (DC or DCAM) 11806  4.62%
PF (PF60, PF70) 11162  4.36%
Reeded Edge 11160  4.36%
Ultra Cameo (UCAM) 10924  4.27%
PQ 9720  3.80%
MS (MS60-MS70) 9667  3.78%
PR (PR60, PR70) 9362  3.66%
High Relief 8997  3.52%
Incuse 8501  3.32%
Obverse or Face side 8374  3.27%
Rarity 7875  3.08%
Reverse Cameo 7299  2.85%
Brilliant Uncirculated (BU) 7296  2.85%