Coin Terminology and Glossary

The Coin Collecting Dictionary includes 546 terms used widely in the coin collectors community, and has received over 301532 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) 20505  14.12%
Silver Clad 16376  11.28%
BN 10639  7.33%
Encapsulated Coin 9287  6.40%
RB 8267  5.69%
Deep Cameo (DC or DCAM) 7372  5.08%
Ultra Cameo (UCAM) 7019  4.83%
Reeded Edge 6337  4.37%
Coin Silver 6223  4.29%
PF (PF60, PF70) 5871  4.04%
Obverse or Face side 5412  3.73%
PR (PR60, PR70) 5361  3.69%
Slabbed Coins 5255  3.62%
PQ 5201  3.58%
High Relief 4968  3.42%
MS (MS60-MS70) 4957  3.41%
Reverse Cameo 4448  3.06%
Clad Coinage 4007  2.76%
Brilliant Uncirculated (BU) 3914  2.70%
Deep Mirror Prooflike (DPML) 3752  2.58%