Coin Terminology and Glossary

The Coin Collecting Dictionary includes 546 terms used widely in the coin collectors community, and has received over 573956 search inquires.

Selected term: PQ
Explanation: Premium Quality: Sometimes part of the sealed slab grade, such as a MS64 PQ (not quite good enough for MS65). Often it is just a hype adjective like 'Choice' or 'Select'

Most popular coin terms

DefinitionSearchesPercentage
Specimen Proof (SP-70 or PF-70) 35181  13.78%
Silver Clad 25722  10.08%
BN 16005  6.27%
Encapsulated Coin 15463  6.06%
Slabbed Coins 14431  5.65%
RB 14427  5.65%
Coin Silver 12078  4.73%
Deep Cameo (DC or DCAM) 11792  4.62%
Reeded Edge 11142  4.36%
PF (PF60, PF70) 11135  4.36%
Ultra Cameo (UCAM) 10905  4.27%
PQ 9703  3.80%
MS (MS60-MS70) 9651  3.78%
PR (PR60, PR70) 9339  3.66%
High Relief 8985  3.52%
Incuse 8458  3.31%
Obverse or Face side 8367  3.28%
Rarity 7863  3.08%
Reverse Cameo 7294  2.86%
Brilliant Uncirculated (BU) 7282  2.85%