Coin Terminology and Glossary

The Coin Collecting Dictionary includes 546 terms used widely in the coin collectors community, and has received over 168574 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) 9358  11.34%
Silver Clad 9055  10.97%
BN 6683  8.10%
Encapsulated Coin 4780  5.79%
Ultra Cameo (UCAM) 4660  5.65%
Deep Cameo (DC or DCAM) 4403  5.33%
RB 4216  5.11%
Obverse or Face side 4102  4.97%
Reeded Edge 3792  4.59%
Coin Silver 3685  4.46%
PR (PR60, PR70) 3432  4.16%
PF (PF60, PF70) 3387  4.10%
Reverse Cameo 3160  3.83%
MS (MS60-MS70) 2972  3.60%
Brilliant Uncirculated (BU) 2711  3.28%
PQ 2680  3.25%
Clad Coinage 2626  3.18%
Deep Mirror Prooflike (DPML) 2483  3.01%
Flyspecks 2365  2.87%
Buffing (whizzed) 1995  2.42%