Coin Terminology and Glossary

The Coin Collecting Dictionary includes 546 terms used widely in the coin collectors community, and has received over 503527 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

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DefinitionSearchesPercentage
Specimen Proof (SP-70 or PF-70) 31777  13.88%
Silver Clad 23869  10.43%
BN 14912  6.51%
Encapsulated Coin 14289  6.24%
RB 12891  5.63%
Slabbed Coins 12324  5.38%
Deep Cameo (DC or DCAM) 10817  4.73%
Coin Silver 10707  4.68%
Reeded Edge 10061  4.40%
Ultra Cameo (UCAM) 9976  4.36%
PF (PF60, PF70) 9561  4.18%
PQ 8522  3.72%
MS (MS60-MS70) 8492  3.71%
PR (PR60, PR70) 8202  3.58%
High Relief 8026  3.51%
Obverse or Face side 7702  3.36%
Rarity 6934  3.03%
Incuse 6638  2.90%
Reverse Cameo 6637  2.90%
Brilliant Uncirculated (BU) 6551  2.86%