Coin Terminology and Glossary

The Coin Collecting Dictionary includes 546 terms used widely in the coin collectors community, and has received over 522739 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) 32591  13.80%
Silver Clad 24342  10.31%
BN 15167  6.42%
Encapsulated Coin 14573  6.17%
RB 13223  5.60%
Slabbed Coins 12818  5.43%
Deep Cameo (DC or DCAM) 11058  4.68%
Coin Silver 11039  4.67%
Reeded Edge 10342  4.38%
Ultra Cameo (UCAM) 10240  4.34%
PF (PF60, PF70) 9899  4.19%
MS (MS60-MS70) 8791  3.72%
PQ 8790  3.72%
PR (PR60, PR70) 8421  3.57%
High Relief 8252  3.49%
Obverse or Face side 7889  3.34%
Rarity 7170  3.04%
Incuse 7148  3.03%
Reverse Cameo 6835  2.89%
Brilliant Uncirculated (BU) 6725  2.85%