Coin Terminology and Glossary

The Coin Collecting Dictionary includes 546 terms used widely in the coin collectors community, and has received over 551831 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) 34085  13.82%
Silver Clad 25189  10.21%
BN 15639  6.34%
Encapsulated Coin 15051  6.10%
RB 13903  5.64%
Slabbed Coins 13684  5.55%
Coin Silver 11626  4.71%
Deep Cameo (DC or DCAM) 11448  4.64%
Reeded Edge 10789  4.38%
Ultra Cameo (UCAM) 10572  4.29%
PF (PF60, PF70) 10540  4.27%
MS (MS60-MS70) 9307  3.77%
PQ 9284  3.76%
PR (PR60, PR70) 8849  3.59%
High Relief 8712  3.53%
Obverse or Face side 8166  3.31%
Incuse 7903  3.20%
Rarity 7570  3.07%
Reverse Cameo 7093  2.88%
Brilliant Uncirculated (BU) 7037  2.85%