Coin Terminology and Glossary

The Coin Collecting Dictionary includes 546 terms used widely in the coin collectors community, and has received over 243966 search inquires.

Selected term: Rarity
Explanation: An infrequently encountered or available item; the number of surviving specimens of a particular issue, as may be indicated by a rarity scale index

Most popular coin terms

DefinitionSearchesPercentage
Specimen Proof (SP-70 or PF-70) 16332  13.69%
Silver Clad 13062  10.95%
BN 9217  7.73%
Encapsulated Coin 7662  6.42%
RB 6562  5.50%
Ultra Cameo (UCAM) 6202  5.20%
Deep Cameo (DC or DCAM) 6113  5.12%
Reeded Edge 5233  4.39%
Coin Silver 5056  4.24%
PF (PF60, PF70) 4910  4.12%
Obverse or Face side 4826  4.05%
PR (PR60, PR70) 4634  3.88%
PQ 4220  3.54%
MS (MS60-MS70) 4139  3.47%
Reverse Cameo 3930  3.29%
High Relief 3642  3.05%
Slabbed Coins 3484  2.92%
Clad Coinage 3452  2.89%
Brilliant Uncirculated (BU) 3391  2.84%
Deep Mirror Prooflike (DPML) 3206  2.69%