Coin Terminology and Glossary

The Coin Collecting Dictionary includes 546 terms used widely in the coin collectors community, and has received over 231490 search inquires.

Selected term: PR (PR60, PR70)
Explanation: Proof: Type of coin production and/or Grade. Contrasts with business strike

Most popular coin terms

DefinitionSearchesPercentage
Specimen Proof (SP-70 or PF-70) 15191  13.48%
Silver Clad 12115  10.75%
BN 8825  7.83%
Encapsulated Coin 7226  6.41%
RB 6135  5.44%
Ultra Cameo (UCAM) 5982  5.31%
Deep Cameo (DC or DCAM) 5768  5.12%
Reeded Edge 5019  4.45%
Coin Silver 4808  4.27%
Obverse or Face side 4682  4.15%
PF (PF60, PF70) 4672  4.14%
PR (PR60, PR70) 4449  3.95%
PQ 3984  3.53%
MS (MS60-MS70) 3959  3.51%
Reverse Cameo 3792  3.36%
High Relief 3328  2.95%
Clad Coinage 3298  2.93%
Brilliant Uncirculated (BU) 3269  2.90%
Slabbed Coins 3103  2.75%
Deep Mirror Prooflike (DPML) 3067  2.72%