Coin Terminology and Glossary

The Coin Collecting Dictionary includes 546 terms used widely in the coin collectors community, and has received over 410421 search inquires.

Selected term: Exergue
Explanation: The lower part of a coin or medal, usually divided from the field by a line (an exergual line) and often containing the date, mintmark or engraver's initial(s)

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DefinitionSearchesPercentage
Specimen Proof (SP-70 or PF-70) 27029  13.98%
Silver Clad 21326  11.03%
BN 13253  6.86%
Encapsulated Coin 12195  6.31%
RB 10915  5.65%
Deep Cameo (DC or DCAM) 9397  4.86%
Slabbed Coins 9275  4.80%
Coin Silver 8741  4.52%
Ultra Cameo (UCAM) 8641  4.47%
Reeded Edge 8444  4.37%
PF (PF60, PF70) 7819  4.04%
PQ 7093  3.67%
PR (PR60, PR70) 6918  3.58%
MS (MS60-MS70) 6775  3.50%
High Relief 6726  3.48%
Obverse or Face side 6704  3.47%
Reverse Cameo 5716  2.96%
Rarity 5664  2.93%
Brilliant Uncirculated (BU) 5450  2.82%
Clad Coinage 5233  2.71%