Coin Terminology and Glossary

The Coin Collecting Dictionary includes 546 terms used widely in the coin collectors community, and has received over 402112 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) 26583  14.02%
Silver Clad 20991  11.07%
BN 12998  6.86%
Encapsulated Coin 11999  6.33%
RB 10687  5.64%
Deep Cameo (DC or DCAM) 9244  4.88%
Slabbed Coins 8920  4.71%
Coin Silver 8527  4.50%
Ultra Cameo (UCAM) 8516  4.49%
Reeded Edge 8286  4.37%
PF (PF60, PF70) 7678  4.05%
PQ 6943  3.66%
PR (PR60, PR70) 6797  3.59%
MS (MS60-MS70) 6625  3.49%
Obverse or Face side 6592  3.48%
High Relief 6578  3.47%
Reverse Cameo 5601  2.95%
Rarity 5511  2.91%
Brilliant Uncirculated (BU) 5336  2.81%
Clad Coinage 5117  2.70%