Coin Terminology and Glossary

The Coin Collecting Dictionary includes 546 terms used widely in the coin collectors community, and has received over 608218 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) 36532  13.73%
Silver Clad 26307  9.89%
BN 16479  6.19%
Encapsulated Coin 15882  5.97%
Slabbed Coins 15245  5.73%
RB 14954  5.62%
Coin Silver 12522  4.71%
Deep Cameo (DC or DCAM) 12184  4.58%
PF (PF60, PF70) 11727  4.41%
Reeded Edge 11575  4.35%
Ultra Cameo (UCAM) 11317  4.25%
PQ 10094  3.79%
MS (MS60-MS70) 9996  3.76%
PR (PR60, PR70) 9828  3.69%
High Relief 9311  3.50%
Incuse 9087  3.42%
Obverse or Face side 8602  3.23%
Coin drop 8464  3.18%
Rarity 8204  3.08%
Reverse Cameo 7595  2.85%