Coin Terminology and Glossary

The Coin Collecting Dictionary includes 546 titles used widely in the coin collectors community, and has received over 675072 search inquires.

Random title: Large Cent
Explanation: A U.S. coin with a value of 1 cent, minted from 1793 to 1857, composed primarily of copper and larger in diameter than the current U.S. quarter; A similar Canadian coin issued between 1858-1920

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DefinitionSearchesPercentage
Specimen Proof (SP-70 or PF-70) 38327  13.11%
Silver Clad 27353  9.36%
Coin Silver 19540  6.68%
BN 17378  5.94%
Slabbed Coins 16791  5.74%
Encapsulated Coin 16772  5.74%
RB 16016  5.48%
Deep Cameo (DC or DCAM) 13072  4.47%
PF (PF60, PF70) 12801  4.38%
Reeded Edge 12502  4.28%
Ultra Cameo (UCAM) 12210  4.18%
PQ 10985  3.76%
MS (MS60-MS70) 10925  3.74%
PR (PR60, PR70) 10787  3.69%
High Relief 10110  3.46%
Incuse 10084  3.45%
Coin drop 9445  3.23%
Rarity 9398  3.21%
Obverse or Face side 9379  3.21%
Reverse Cameo 8484  2.90%