Coin Terminology and Glossary

The Coin Collecting Dictionary includes 546 terms used widely in the coin collectors community, and has received over 269585 search inquires.

Selected term: Flyspecks
Explanation: Minute oxidation spots often seen on the surfaces of coins, particularly higher grade copper and nickel coins, caused by exposure to small drops of moisture

Most popular coin terms

DefinitionSearchesPercentage
Specimen Proof (SP-70 or PF-70) 18226  13.87%
Silver Clad 14620  11.13%
BN 9856  7.50%
Encapsulated Coin 8416  6.40%
RB 7311  5.56%
Deep Cameo (DC or DCAM) 6728  5.12%
Ultra Cameo (UCAM) 6599  5.02%
Reeded Edge 5701  4.34%
Coin Silver 5585  4.25%
PF (PF60, PF70) 5326  4.05%
Obverse or Face side 5114  3.89%
PR (PR60, PR70) 4989  3.80%
PQ 4664  3.55%
MS (MS60-MS70) 4532  3.45%
High Relief 4311  3.28%
Slabbed Coins 4219  3.21%
Reverse Cameo 4199  3.20%
Clad Coinage 3725  2.83%
Brilliant Uncirculated (BU) 3657  2.78%
Deep Mirror Prooflike (DPML) 3500  2.66%