Coin Terminology and Glossary

The Coin Collecting Dictionary includes 546 terms used widely in the coin collectors community, and has received over 490955 search inquires.

Selected term: PF (PF60, PF70)
Explanation: Proof: Type of coin production and/or Grade. Contrasts with business strike

Most popular coin terms

DefinitionSearchesPercentage
Specimen Proof (SP-70 or PF-70) 31196  13.89%
Silver Clad 23579  10.50%
BN 14740  6.56%
Encapsulated Coin 14062  6.26%
RB 12667  5.64%
Slabbed Coins 11950  5.32%
Deep Cameo (DC or DCAM) 10634  4.74%
Coin Silver 10500  4.68%
Reeded Edge 9841  4.38%
Ultra Cameo (UCAM) 9815  4.37%
PF (PF60, PF70) 9337  4.16%
PQ 8330  3.71%
MS (MS60-MS70) 8260  3.68%
PR (PR60, PR70) 8042  3.58%
High Relief 7880  3.51%
Obverse or Face side 7596  3.38%
Rarity 6770  3.01%
Reverse Cameo 6529  2.91%
Brilliant Uncirculated (BU) 6418  2.86%
Clad Coinage 6343  2.82%