Coin Terminology and Glossary

The Coin Collecting Dictionary includes 546 terms used widely in the coin collectors community, and has received over 489668 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) 31152  13.90%
Silver Clad 23550  10.51%
BN 14725  6.57%
Encapsulated Coin 14044  6.27%
RB 12640  5.64%
Slabbed Coins 11905  5.31%
Deep Cameo (DC or DCAM) 10619  4.74%
Coin Silver 10481  4.68%
Reeded Edge 9824  4.38%
Ultra Cameo (UCAM) 9801  4.37%
PF (PF60, PF70) 9318  4.16%
PQ 8307  3.71%
MS (MS60-MS70) 8233  3.67%
PR (PR60, PR70) 8027  3.58%
High Relief 7868  3.51%
Obverse or Face side 7583  3.38%
Rarity 6750  3.01%
Reverse Cameo 6524  2.91%
Brilliant Uncirculated (BU) 6406  2.86%
Clad Coinage 6328  2.82%