Coin Terminology and Glossary

The Coin Collecting Dictionary includes 546 titles used widely in the coin collectors community, and has received over 686117 search inquires.

Random title: Civil War Token
Explanation: Unofficial pieces made to approximate size of current U.S. cents and pressed into circulation during the Civil War because of a scarcity of small change

Most popular coin titles

DefinitionSearchesPercentage
Specimen Proof (SP-70 or PF-70) 38752  13.07%
Silver Clad 27551  9.29%
Coin Silver 19700  6.65%
BN 17566  5.93%
Slabbed Coins 17144  5.78%
Encapsulated Coin 16966  5.72%
RB 16224  5.47%
Deep Cameo (DC or DCAM) 13237  4.47%
PF (PF60, PF70) 13022  4.39%
Reeded Edge 12674  4.28%
Ultra Cameo (UCAM) 12364  4.17%
PQ 11178  3.77%
MS (MS60-MS70) 11113  3.75%
PR (PR60, PR70) 10966  3.70%
High Relief 10270  3.46%
Incuse 10258  3.46%
Rarity 9634  3.25%
Coin drop 9608  3.24%
Obverse or Face side 9531  3.22%
Reverse Cameo 8660  2.92%