Coin Terminology and Glossary

The Coin Collecting Dictionary includes 546 terms used widely in the coin collectors community, and has received over 342574 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) 23231  14.07%
Silver Clad 18731  11.35%
BN 11767  7.13%
Encapsulated Coin 10488  6.35%
RB 9382  5.68%
Deep Cameo (DC or DCAM) 8195  4.96%
Ultra Cameo (UCAM) 7667  4.64%
Coin Silver 7172  4.34%
Reeded Edge 7155  4.33%
Slabbed Coins 6853  4.15%
PF (PF60, PF70) 6629  4.02%
PQ 6068  3.68%
PR (PR60, PR70) 6007  3.64%
Obverse or Face side 5924  3.59%
High Relief 5698  3.45%
MS (MS60-MS70) 5617  3.40%
Reverse Cameo 4965  3.01%
Rarity 4619  2.80%
Clad Coinage 4461  2.70%
Brilliant Uncirculated (BU) 4391  2.66%