Coin Terminology and Glossary

The Coin Collecting Dictionary includes 546 terms used widely in the coin collectors community, and has received over 236921 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) 15738  13.60%
Silver Clad 12506  10.81%
BN 9012  7.79%
Encapsulated Coin 7409  6.40%
RB 6311  5.46%
Ultra Cameo (UCAM) 6065  5.24%
Deep Cameo (DC or DCAM) 5929  5.12%
Reeded Edge 5106  4.41%
Coin Silver 4911  4.24%
PF (PF60, PF70) 4788  4.14%
Obverse or Face side 4739  4.10%
PR (PR60, PR70) 4540  3.92%
PQ 4077  3.52%
MS (MS60-MS70) 4042  3.49%
Reverse Cameo 3857  3.33%
High Relief 3439  2.97%
Clad Coinage 3372  2.91%
Brilliant Uncirculated (BU) 3323  2.87%
Slabbed Coins 3268  2.82%
Deep Mirror Prooflike (DPML) 3128  2.70%