Coin Terminology and Glossary

The Coin Collecting Dictionary includes 546 terms used widely in the coin collectors community, and has received over 230585 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) 15092  13.45%
Silver Clad 12051  10.74%
BN 8779  7.82%
Encapsulated Coin 7188  6.41%
RB 6102  5.44%
Ultra Cameo (UCAM) 5963  5.31%
Deep Cameo (DC or DCAM) 5740  5.12%
Reeded Edge 5005  4.46%
Coin Silver 4789  4.27%
Obverse or Face side 4668  4.16%
PF (PF60, PF70) 4658  4.15%
PR (PR60, PR70) 4431  3.95%
PQ 3963  3.53%
MS (MS60-MS70) 3941  3.51%
Reverse Cameo 3781  3.37%
High Relief 3303  2.94%
Clad Coinage 3285  2.93%
Brilliant Uncirculated (BU) 3258  2.90%
Slabbed Coins 3074  2.74%
Deep Mirror Prooflike (DPML) 3058  2.73%