Coin Terminology and Glossary

The Coin Collecting Dictionary includes 546 terms used widely in the coin collectors community, and has received over 537847 search inquires.

Selected term: High Relief
Explanation: A coin with deep concave fields due to highly raised designs. High relief coins require extra pressure to be fully struck and are difficult to stack

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DefinitionSearchesPercentage
Specimen Proof (SP-70 or PF-70) 33456  13.85%
Silver Clad 24857  10.29%
BN 15435  6.39%
Encapsulated Coin 14843  6.15%
RB 13548  5.61%
Slabbed Coins 13289  5.50%
Coin Silver 11364  4.71%
Deep Cameo (DC or DCAM) 11257  4.66%
Reeded Edge 10578  4.38%
Ultra Cameo (UCAM) 10397  4.31%
PF (PF60, PF70) 10230  4.24%
MS (MS60-MS70) 9092  3.77%
PQ 9053  3.75%
PR (PR60, PR70) 8623  3.57%
High Relief 8478  3.51%
Obverse or Face side 8054  3.34%
Incuse 7576  3.14%
Rarity 7405  3.07%
Reverse Cameo 6981  2.89%
Brilliant Uncirculated (BU) 6893  2.85%