Coin Terminology and Glossary

The Coin Collecting Dictionary includes 546 terms used widely in the coin collectors community, and has received over 270576 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) 18294  13.87%
Silver Clad 14676  11.13%
BN 9880  7.49%
Encapsulated Coin 8443  6.40%
RB 7350  5.57%
Deep Cameo (DC or DCAM) 6752  5.12%
Ultra Cameo (UCAM) 6617  5.02%
Reeded Edge 5728  4.34%
Coin Silver 5606  4.25%
PF (PF60, PF70) 5342  4.05%
Obverse or Face side 5128  3.89%
PR (PR60, PR70) 5004  3.79%
PQ 4686  3.55%
MS (MS60-MS70) 4552  3.45%
High Relief 4344  3.29%
Slabbed Coins 4251  3.22%
Reverse Cameo 4209  3.19%
Clad Coinage 3740  2.84%
Brilliant Uncirculated (BU) 3669  2.78%
Deep Mirror Prooflike (DPML) 3513  2.66%