Coin Terminology and Glossary

The Coin Collecting Dictionary includes 546 terms used widely in the coin collectors community, and has received over 286788 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) 19526  14.03%
Silver Clad 15567  11.19%
BN 10297  7.40%
Encapsulated Coin 8877  6.38%
RB 7908  5.68%
Deep Cameo (DC or DCAM) 7081  5.09%
Ultra Cameo (UCAM) 6846  4.92%
Reeded Edge 6067  4.36%
Coin Silver 5947  4.27%
PF (PF60, PF70) 5622  4.04%
Obverse or Face side 5278  3.79%
PR (PR60, PR70) 5191  3.73%
PQ 4984  3.58%
Slabbed Coins 4812  3.46%
MS (MS60-MS70) 4777  3.43%
High Relief 4733  3.40%
Reverse Cameo 4322  3.11%
Clad Coinage 3876  2.79%
Brilliant Uncirculated (BU) 3798  2.73%
Deep Mirror Prooflike (DPML) 3626  2.61%