Coin Terminology and Glossary

The Coin Collecting Dictionary includes 546 terms used widely in the coin collectors community, and has received over 611424 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) 36657  13.72%
Silver Clad 26365  9.87%
BN 16519  6.18%
Encapsulated Coin 15929  5.96%
Slabbed Coins 15330  5.74%
RB 15025  5.62%
Coin Silver 12574  4.71%
Deep Cameo (DC or DCAM) 12233  4.58%
PF (PF60, PF70) 11797  4.42%
Reeded Edge 11618  4.35%
Ultra Cameo (UCAM) 11353  4.25%
PQ 10135  3.79%
MS (MS60-MS70) 10049  3.76%
PR (PR60, PR70) 9871  3.69%
High Relief 9359  3.50%
Incuse 9146  3.42%
Obverse or Face side 8625  3.23%
Coin drop 8528  3.19%
Rarity 8233  3.08%
Reverse Cameo 7634  2.86%