Coin Terminology and Glossary

The Coin Collecting Dictionary includes 546 terms used widely in the coin collectors community, and has received over 372033 search inquires.

Selected term: MS (MS60-MS70)
Explanation: Mint State. (Uncirculated, business strike): Grade

Most popular coin terms

DefinitionSearchesPercentage
Specimen Proof (SP-70 or PF-70) 24995  14.10%
Silver Clad 19899  11.23%
BN 12314  6.95%
Encapsulated Coin 11218  6.33%
RB 9981  5.63%
Deep Cameo (DC or DCAM) 8685  4.90%
Ultra Cameo (UCAM) 8074  4.56%
Slabbed Coins 7962  4.49%
Coin Silver 7863  4.44%
Reeded Edge 7718  4.35%
PF (PF60, PF70) 7115  4.01%
PQ 6556  3.70%
PR (PR60, PR70) 6386  3.60%
Obverse or Face side 6246  3.52%
High Relief 6109  3.45%
MS (MS60-MS70) 6089  3.44%
Reverse Cameo 5245  2.96%
Rarity 5051  2.85%
Brilliant Uncirculated (BU) 4958  2.80%
Clad Coinage 4766  2.69%