Coin Terminology and Glossary

The Coin Collecting Dictionary includes 546 terms used widely in the coin collectors community, and has received over 447349 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) 28989  13.88%
Silver Clad 22538  10.79%
BN 14028  6.72%
Encapsulated Coin 13110  6.28%
RB 11805  5.65%
Slabbed Coins 10637  5.09%
Deep Cameo (DC or DCAM) 10004  4.79%
Coin Silver 9704  4.65%
Ultra Cameo (UCAM) 9202  4.41%
Reeded Edge 9105  4.36%
PF (PF60, PF70) 8544  4.09%
PQ 7655  3.67%
MS (MS60-MS70) 7450  3.57%
PR (PR60, PR70) 7444  3.57%
High Relief 7317  3.50%
Obverse or Face side 7124  3.41%
Rarity 6190  2.96%
Reverse Cameo 6136  2.94%
Brilliant Uncirculated (BU) 5955  2.85%
Clad Coinage 5756  2.76%