Coin Terminology and Glossary

The Coin Collecting Dictionary includes 546 terms used widely in the coin collectors community, and has received over 535072 search inquires.

Selected term: FAO
Explanation: Food Agricultural Organization of United Nations: the most famous organization fighting for the production of more food for the poorest countries suffering still today a persevering undernutrition. The first coin has been issued by the Bolivian Government in 1968 and after that, many countries issued a lot of other coins. Actually there are over 1,600 coins which celebrate this very important World Association, struck by about 140 nations all around the World. All these coins included common divisional currency as well as silver and gold coins. There're also some rarity as pattern and piefort pieces which are more rare and surely not cheap

Most popular coin terms

DefinitionSearchesPercentage
Specimen Proof (SP-70 or PF-70) 33319  13.86%
Silver Clad 24791  10.31%
BN 15387  6.40%
Encapsulated Coin 14786  6.15%
RB 13494  5.61%
Slabbed Coins 13212  5.50%
Coin Silver 11299  4.70%
Deep Cameo (DC or DCAM) 11215  4.67%
Reeded Edge 10529  4.38%
Ultra Cameo (UCAM) 10355  4.31%
PF (PF60, PF70) 10171  4.23%
MS (MS60-MS70) 9036  3.76%
PQ 9009  3.75%
PR (PR60, PR70) 8579  3.57%
High Relief 8438  3.51%
Obverse or Face side 8019  3.34%
Incuse 7512  3.13%
Rarity 7359  3.06%
Reverse Cameo 6955  2.89%
Brilliant Uncirculated (BU) 6858  2.85%