Coin Terminology and Glossary

The Coin Collecting Dictionary includes 546 terms used widely in the coin collectors community, and has received over 252596 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) 17002  13.76%
Silver Clad 13637  11.04%
BN 9427  7.63%
Encapsulated Coin 7964  6.45%
RB 6816  5.52%
Ultra Cameo (UCAM) 6332  5.12%
Deep Cameo (DC or DCAM) 6316  5.11%
Reeded Edge 5374  4.35%
Coin Silver 5230  4.23%
PF (PF60, PF70) 5075  4.11%
Obverse or Face side 4921  3.98%
PR (PR60, PR70) 4765  3.86%
PQ 4356  3.53%
MS (MS60-MS70) 4255  3.44%
Reverse Cameo 4026  3.26%
High Relief 3893  3.15%
Slabbed Coins 3725  3.01%
Clad Coinage 3546  2.87%
Brilliant Uncirculated (BU) 3476  2.81%
Deep Mirror Prooflike (DPML) 3310  2.68%