Coin Terminology and Glossary

The Coin Collecting Dictionary includes 546 terms used widely in the coin collectors community, and has received over 490204 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) 31164  13.89%
Silver Clad 23563  10.51%
BN 14732  6.57%
Encapsulated Coin 14051  6.26%
RB 12651  5.64%
Slabbed Coins 11916  5.31%
Deep Cameo (DC or DCAM) 10624  4.74%
Coin Silver 10489  4.68%
Reeded Edge 9828  4.38%
Ultra Cameo (UCAM) 9807  4.37%
PF (PF60, PF70) 9322  4.16%
PQ 8315  3.71%
MS (MS60-MS70) 8244  3.68%
PR (PR60, PR70) 8034  3.58%
High Relief 7873  3.51%
Obverse or Face side 7585  3.38%
Rarity 6759  3.01%
Reverse Cameo 6526  2.91%
Brilliant Uncirculated (BU) 6408  2.86%
Clad Coinage 6331  2.82%