Coin Terminology and Glossary

The Coin Collecting Dictionary includes 546 terms used widely in the coin collectors community, and has received over 576648 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) 35304  13.79%
Silver Clad 25771  10.06%
BN 16053  6.27%
Encapsulated Coin 15505  6.05%
Slabbed Coins 14507  5.66%
RB 14476  5.65%
Coin Silver 12114  4.73%
Deep Cameo (DC or DCAM) 11823  4.62%
PF (PF60, PF70) 11176  4.36%
Reeded Edge 11172  4.36%
Ultra Cameo (UCAM) 10940  4.27%
PQ 9734  3.80%
MS (MS60-MS70) 9680  3.78%
PR (PR60, PR70) 9376  3.66%
High Relief 9010  3.52%
Incuse 8518  3.33%
Obverse or Face side 8381  3.27%
Rarity 7888  3.08%
Reverse Cameo 7311  2.85%
Brilliant Uncirculated (BU) 7305  2.85%