Coin Terminology and Glossary

The Coin Collecting Dictionary includes 546 terms used widely in the coin collectors community, and has received over 287828 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) 19583  14.03%
Silver Clad 15604  11.18%
BN 10314  7.39%
Encapsulated Coin 8900  6.38%
RB 7930  5.68%
Deep Cameo (DC or DCAM) 7092  5.08%
Ultra Cameo (UCAM) 6851  4.91%
Reeded Edge 6085  4.36%
Coin Silver 5964  4.27%
PF (PF60, PF70) 5631  4.03%
Obverse or Face side 5286  3.79%
PR (PR60, PR70) 5197  3.72%
PQ 5007  3.59%
Slabbed Coins 4831  3.46%
MS (MS60-MS70) 4784  3.43%
High Relief 4750  3.40%
Reverse Cameo 4324  3.10%
Clad Coinage 3879  2.78%
Brilliant Uncirculated (BU) 3801  2.72%
Deep Mirror Prooflike (DPML) 3630  2.60%