Coin Terminology and Glossary

The Coin Collecting Dictionary includes 546 terms used widely in the coin collectors community, and has received over 185488 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) 10594  11.79%
Silver Clad 9754  10.85%
BN 7221  8.03%
Encapsulated Coin 5498  6.12%
Ultra Cameo (UCAM) 5010  5.57%
Deep Cameo (DC or DCAM) 4764  5.30%
RB 4663  5.19%
Obverse or Face side 4272  4.75%
Reeded Edge 4082  4.54%
Coin Silver 3936  4.38%
PF (PF60, PF70) 3698  4.11%
PR (PR60, PR70) 3685  4.10%
Reverse Cameo 3321  3.69%
MS (MS60-MS70) 3194  3.55%
PQ 3061  3.41%
Brilliant Uncirculated (BU) 2885  3.21%
Clad Coinage 2764  3.07%
Deep Mirror Prooflike (DPML) 2607  2.90%
Flyspecks 2466  2.74%
High Relief 2337  2.60%