Coin Terminology and Glossary

The Coin Collecting Dictionary includes 546 terms used widely in the coin collectors community, and has received over 550834 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) 34038  13.82%
Silver Clad 25171  10.22%
BN 15627  6.35%
Encapsulated Coin 15038  6.11%
RB 13870  5.63%
Slabbed Coins 13660  5.55%
Coin Silver 11610  4.72%
Deep Cameo (DC or DCAM) 11439  4.65%
Reeded Edge 10782  4.38%
Ultra Cameo (UCAM) 10554  4.29%
PF (PF60, PF70) 10529  4.28%
MS (MS60-MS70) 9294  3.77%
PQ 9271  3.77%
PR (PR60, PR70) 8833  3.59%
High Relief 8700  3.53%
Obverse or Face side 8158  3.31%
Incuse 7887  3.20%
Rarity 7561  3.07%
Reverse Cameo 7083  2.88%
Brilliant Uncirculated (BU) 7026  2.85%