Coin Terminology and Glossary

The Coin Collecting Dictionary includes 546 terms used widely in the coin collectors community, and has received over 460175 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) 29620  13.87%
Silver Clad 22864  10.71%
BN 14240  6.67%
Encapsulated Coin 13418  6.28%
RB 12054  5.65%
Slabbed Coins 11067  5.18%
Deep Cameo (DC or DCAM) 10211  4.78%
Coin Silver 9987  4.68%
Ultra Cameo (UCAM) 9372  4.39%
Reeded Edge 9317  4.36%
PF (PF60, PF70) 8761  4.10%
PQ 7863  3.68%
MS (MS60-MS70) 7709  3.61%
PR (PR60, PR70) 7617  3.57%
High Relief 7518  3.52%
Obverse or Face side 7273  3.41%
Rarity 6358  2.98%
Reverse Cameo 6253  2.93%
Brilliant Uncirculated (BU) 6096  2.85%
Clad Coinage 5926  2.78%