Coin Terminology and Glossary

The Coin Collecting Dictionary includes 546 terms used widely in the coin collectors community, and has received over 469495 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) 30108  13.88%
Silver Clad 23099  10.65%
BN 14381  6.63%
Encapsulated Coin 13606  6.27%
RB 12252  5.65%
Slabbed Coins 11346  5.23%
Deep Cameo (DC or DCAM) 10337  4.77%
Coin Silver 10156  4.68%
Ultra Cameo (UCAM) 9504  4.38%
Reeded Edge 9471  4.37%
PF (PF60, PF70) 8938  4.12%
PQ 7994  3.69%
MS (MS60-MS70) 7886  3.64%
PR (PR60, PR70) 7738  3.57%
High Relief 7616  3.51%
Obverse or Face side 7351  3.39%
Rarity 6482  2.99%
Reverse Cameo 6333  2.92%
Brilliant Uncirculated (BU) 6180  2.85%
Clad Coinage 6035  2.78%