Coin Terminology and Glossary

The Coin Collecting Dictionary includes 546 terms used widely in the coin collectors community, and has received over 471307 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) 30187  13.88%
Silver Clad 23134  10.64%
BN 14414  6.63%
Encapsulated Coin 13632  6.27%
RB 12277  5.65%
Slabbed Coins 11381  5.23%
Deep Cameo (DC or DCAM) 10359  4.76%
Coin Silver 10178  4.68%
Ultra Cameo (UCAM) 9521  4.38%
Reeded Edge 9501  4.37%
PF (PF60, PF70) 8973  4.13%
PQ 8014  3.69%
MS (MS60-MS70) 7916  3.64%
PR (PR60, PR70) 7764  3.57%
High Relief 7639  3.51%
Obverse or Face side 7371  3.39%
Rarity 6504  2.99%
Reverse Cameo 6345  2.92%
Brilliant Uncirculated (BU) 6198  2.85%
Clad Coinage 6056  2.79%