Coin Terminology and Glossary

The Coin Collecting Dictionary includes 546 terms used widely in the coin collectors community, and has received over 393759 search inquires.

Selected term: Obverse or Face side
Explanation: The front or face of a coin, which bears the principal design or device, often as prescribed by the issuing authority, i.e. Coat of Arms

Most popular coin terms

DefinitionSearchesPercentage
Specimen Proof (SP-70 or PF-70) 26123  14.06%
Silver Clad 20677  11.13%
BN 12791  6.89%
Encapsulated Coin 11783  6.34%
RB 10451  5.63%
Deep Cameo (DC or DCAM) 9059  4.88%
Slabbed Coins 8614  4.64%
Ultra Cameo (UCAM) 8377  4.51%
Coin Silver 8321  4.48%
Reeded Edge 8112  4.37%
PF (PF60, PF70) 7507  4.04%
PQ 6818  3.67%
PR (PR60, PR70) 6661  3.59%
Obverse or Face side 6471  3.48%
MS (MS60-MS70) 6468  3.48%
High Relief 6416  3.45%
Reverse Cameo 5469  2.94%
Rarity 5360  2.89%
Brilliant Uncirculated (BU) 5220  2.81%
Clad Coinage 4994  2.69%