Coin Terminology and Glossary

The Coin Collecting Dictionary includes 546 terms used widely in the coin collectors community, and has received over 501310 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) 31664  13.88%
Silver Clad 23818  10.44%
BN 14872  6.52%
Encapsulated Coin 14245  6.25%
RB 12850  5.63%
Slabbed Coins 12251  5.37%
Deep Cameo (DC or DCAM) 10780  4.73%
Coin Silver 10677  4.68%
Reeded Edge 10031  4.40%
Ultra Cameo (UCAM) 9944  4.36%
PF (PF60, PF70) 9520  4.17%
PQ 8482  3.72%
MS (MS60-MS70) 8452  3.71%
PR (PR60, PR70) 8166  3.58%
High Relief 7995  3.51%
Obverse or Face side 7683  3.37%
Rarity 6906  3.03%
Reverse Cameo 6620  2.90%
Incuse 6588  2.89%
Brilliant Uncirculated (BU) 6525  2.86%