Coin Terminology and Glossary

The Coin Collecting Dictionary includes 546 terms used widely in the coin collectors community, and has received over 560179 search inquires.

Selected term: Legal Tender
Explanation: Money that may be legally offered in payment of an obligation and that a creditor must accept. The legal tender value of a coin is the value placed on it by the government and it may be different than the intrinsic value (bullion value) or collector value

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DefinitionSearchesPercentage
Specimen Proof (SP-70 or PF-70) 34522  13.81%
Silver Clad 25389  10.16%
BN 15770  6.31%
Encapsulated Coin 15215  6.09%
RB 14124  5.65%
Slabbed Coins 13997  5.60%
Coin Silver 11806  4.72%
Deep Cameo (DC or DCAM) 11596  4.64%
Reeded Edge 10943  4.38%
PF (PF60, PF70) 10750  4.30%
Ultra Cameo (UCAM) 10696  4.28%
PQ 9455  3.78%
MS (MS60-MS70) 9435  3.77%
PR (PR60, PR70) 9044  3.62%
High Relief 8825  3.53%
Obverse or Face side 8243  3.30%
Incuse 8143  3.26%
Rarity 7692  3.08%
Reverse Cameo 7176  2.87%
Brilliant Uncirculated (BU) 7131  2.85%