Coin Terminology and Glossary

The Coin Collecting Dictionary includes 546 terms used widely in the coin collectors community, and has received over 628640 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

Most popular coin terms

DefinitionSearchesPercentage
Specimen Proof (SP-70 or PF-70) 37056  13.39%
Silver Clad 26581  9.61%
Coin Silver 18791  6.79%
BN 16647  6.02%
Encapsulated Coin 16067  5.81%
Slabbed Coins 15631  5.65%
RB 15246  5.51%
Deep Cameo (DC or DCAM) 12378  4.47%
PF (PF60, PF70) 11983  4.33%
Reeded Edge 11816  4.27%
Ultra Cameo (UCAM) 11521  4.16%
PQ 10297  3.72%
MS (MS60-MS70) 10183  3.68%
PR (PR60, PR70) 10067  3.64%
High Relief 9475  3.42%
Incuse 9362  3.38%
Coin drop 8727  3.15%
Obverse or Face side 8721  3.15%
Rarity 8327  3.01%
Reverse Cameo 7757  2.80%