Coin Terminology and Glossary

The Coin Collecting Dictionary includes 546 terms used widely in the coin collectors community, and has received over 371111 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) 24944  14.10%
Silver Clad 19863  11.23%
BN 12296  6.95%
Encapsulated Coin 11195  6.33%
RB 9963  5.63%
Deep Cameo (DC or DCAM) 8669  4.90%
Ultra Cameo (UCAM) 8059  4.55%
Slabbed Coins 7926  4.48%
Coin Silver 7835  4.43%
Reeded Edge 7705  4.35%
PF (PF60, PF70) 7088  4.01%
PQ 6534  3.69%
PR (PR60, PR70) 6364  3.60%
Obverse or Face side 6229  3.52%
High Relief 6096  3.45%
MS (MS60-MS70) 6065  3.43%
Reverse Cameo 5229  2.96%
Rarity 5033  2.84%
Brilliant Uncirculated (BU) 4946  2.80%
Clad Coinage 4755  2.69%