Coin Terminology and Glossary

The Coin Collecting Dictionary includes 546 terms used widely in the coin collectors community, and has received over 310155 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) 21224  14.23%
Silver Clad 16865  11.31%
BN 10852  7.28%
Encapsulated Coin 9548  6.40%
RB 8545  5.73%
Deep Cameo (DC or DCAM) 7562  5.07%
Ultra Cameo (UCAM) 7118  4.77%
Reeded Edge 6478  4.34%
Coin Silver 6392  4.29%
PF (PF60, PF70) 6029  4.04%
Slabbed Coins 5538  3.71%
Obverse or Face side 5478  3.67%
PR (PR60, PR70) 5472  3.67%
PQ 5363  3.60%
High Relief 5110  3.43%
MS (MS60-MS70) 5054  3.39%
Reverse Cameo 4549  3.05%
Clad Coinage 4082  2.74%
Brilliant Uncirculated (BU) 3995  2.68%
Rarity 3871  2.60%