Coin Terminology and Glossary

The Coin Collecting Dictionary includes 546 titles used widely in the coin collectors community, and has received over 674617 search inquires.

Random title: Copy
Explanation: Refers to a reproduction of a coin or paper note. Some copies may be illegal. Current government regulations require reproductions of US coins and paper money to be much larger or smaller than the original. For copies of tokens and non-US-government coins the 'hobby protection act' requires that the item contains the word 'copy' or 'reproduction' in a readable visible place. Advice: Don't get caught making a copy of something without finding out exactly what is legal

Most popular coin titles

DefinitionSearchesPercentage
Specimen Proof (SP-70 or PF-70) 38319  13.11%
Silver Clad 27350  9.36%
Coin Silver 19536  6.68%
BN 17371  5.94%
Slabbed Coins 16774  5.74%
Encapsulated Coin 16765  5.74%
RB 16014  5.48%
Deep Cameo (DC or DCAM) 13069  4.47%
PF (PF60, PF70) 12795  4.38%
Reeded Edge 12497  4.28%
Ultra Cameo (UCAM) 12201  4.17%
PQ 10981  3.76%
MS (MS60-MS70) 10918  3.74%
PR (PR60, PR70) 10783  3.69%
High Relief 10105  3.46%
Incuse 10079  3.45%
Coin drop 9441  3.23%
Rarity 9393  3.21%
Obverse or Face side 9376  3.21%
Reverse Cameo 8480  2.90%