Coin Terminology and Glossary

The Coin Collecting Dictionary includes 546 terms used widely in the coin collectors community, and has received over 609192 search inquires.

Selected term: Mint Bloom
Explanation: The original surface of a newly minted coin

Most popular coin terms

DefinitionSearchesPercentage
Specimen Proof (SP-70 or PF-70) 36572  13.73%
Silver Clad 26328  9.88%
BN 16493  6.19%
Encapsulated Coin 15898  5.97%
Slabbed Coins 15270  5.73%
RB 14971  5.62%
Coin Silver 12540  4.71%
Deep Cameo (DC or DCAM) 12201  4.58%
PF (PF60, PF70) 11748  4.41%
Reeded Edge 11587  4.35%
Ultra Cameo (UCAM) 11328  4.25%
PQ 10106  3.79%
MS (MS60-MS70) 10017  3.76%
PR (PR60, PR70) 9842  3.69%
High Relief 9319  3.50%
Incuse 9104  3.42%
Obverse or Face side 8608  3.23%
Coin drop 8492  3.19%
Rarity 8214  3.08%
Reverse Cameo 7611  2.86%