Coin Terminology and Glossary

The Coin Collecting Dictionary includes 546 terms used widely in the coin collectors community, and has received over 574442 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) 35193  13.78%
Silver Clad 25727  10.07%
BN 16011  6.27%
Encapsulated Coin 15472  6.06%
Slabbed Coins 14445  5.66%
RB 14433  5.65%
Coin Silver 12082  4.73%
Deep Cameo (DC or DCAM) 11796  4.62%
Reeded Edge 11146  4.36%
PF (PF60, PF70) 11142  4.36%
Ultra Cameo (UCAM) 10908  4.27%
PQ 9706  3.80%
MS (MS60-MS70) 9657  3.78%
PR (PR60, PR70) 9345  3.66%
High Relief 8987  3.52%
Incuse 8470  3.32%
Obverse or Face side 8368  3.28%
Rarity 7864  3.08%
Reverse Cameo 7295  2.86%
Brilliant Uncirculated (BU) 7284  2.85%