Coin Terminology and Glossary

The Coin Collecting Dictionary includes 546 titles used widely in the coin collectors community, and has received over 863353 search inquires.

Random title: Facing
Explanation: The direction a portrait looks towards on a coin. As most are shown in profile, this means it faces left or right. When this direction is not stated, it usually means that the head or figure looks towards the viewer and away from the coin

Most popular coin titles

DefinitionSearchesPercentage
Specimen Proof (SP-70 or PF-70) 52832  14.53%
Silver Clad 30241  8.31%
Coin Silver 22241  6.12%
Slabbed Coins 21112  5.80%
BN 20480  5.63%
Encapsulated Coin 19973  5.49%
RB 18902  5.20%
Deep Cameo (DC or DCAM) 16286  4.48%
PF (PF60, PF70) 15768  4.34%
Reeded Edge 15042  4.14%
Ultra Cameo (UCAM) 14992  4.12%
PQ 13809  3.80%
MS (MS60-MS70) 13688  3.76%
PR (PR60, PR70) 13642  3.75%
Rarity 13285  3.65%
Incuse 12678  3.49%
High Relief 12565  3.45%
Coin drop 12419  3.41%
Reverse Cameo 11925  3.28%
Obverse or Face side 11820  3.25%