Coin Terminology and Glossary

The Coin Collecting Dictionary includes 546 titles used widely in the coin collectors community, and has received over 687792 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) 38838  13.08%
Silver Clad 27568  9.28%
Coin Silver 19724  6.64%
BN 17591  5.92%
Slabbed Coins 17195  5.79%
Encapsulated Coin 16991  5.72%
RB 16249  5.47%
Deep Cameo (DC or DCAM) 13256  4.46%
PF (PF60, PF70) 13042  4.39%
Reeded Edge 12691  4.27%
Ultra Cameo (UCAM) 12379  4.17%
PQ 11199  3.77%
MS (MS60-MS70) 11127  3.75%
PR (PR60, PR70) 10984  3.70%
High Relief 10290  3.47%
Incuse 10283  3.46%
Rarity 9659  3.25%
Coin drop 9624  3.24%
Obverse or Face side 9551  3.22%
Reverse Cameo 8674  2.92%