Coin Terminology and Glossary

The Coin Collecting Dictionary includes 546 terms used widely in the coin collectors community, and has received over 200290 search inquires.

Selected term: Krause
Explanation: A numismatic publishing company (Krause Publications); this company's Standard Catalog of World Coins

Most popular coin terms

DefinitionSearchesPercentage
Specimen Proof (SP-70 or PF-70) 11864  12.22%
Silver Clad 10401  10.71%
BN 7791  8.03%
Encapsulated Coin 6080  6.26%
Ultra Cameo (UCAM) 5361  5.52%
RB 5106  5.26%
Deep Cameo (DC or DCAM) 5096  5.25%
Reeded Edge 4455  4.59%
Obverse or Face side 4418  4.55%
Coin Silver 4207  4.33%
PF (PF60, PF70) 4052  4.17%
PR (PR60, PR70) 3931  4.05%
Reverse Cameo 3482  3.59%
MS (MS60-MS70) 3450  3.55%
PQ 3398  3.50%
Brilliant Uncirculated (BU) 3011  3.10%
Clad Coinage 2930  3.02%
Deep Mirror Prooflike (DPML) 2761  2.84%
High Relief 2656  2.74%
Flyspecks 2570  2.65%