Coin Terminology and Glossary

The Coin Collecting Dictionary includes 546 terms used widely in the coin collectors community, and has received over 199262 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) 11762  12.19%
Silver Clad 10356  10.73%
BN 7758  8.04%
Encapsulated Coin 6035  6.25%
Ultra Cameo (UCAM) 5344  5.54%
Deep Cameo (DC or DCAM) 5066  5.25%
RB 5058  5.24%
Reeded Edge 4437  4.60%
Obverse or Face side 4406  4.57%
Coin Silver 4191  4.34%
PF (PF60, PF70) 4028  4.17%
PR (PR60, PR70) 3913  4.06%
Reverse Cameo 3470  3.60%
MS (MS60-MS70) 3430  3.55%
PQ 3371  3.49%
Brilliant Uncirculated (BU) 3001  3.11%
Clad Coinage 2922  3.03%
Deep Mirror Prooflike (DPML) 2751  2.85%
High Relief 2631  2.73%
Flyspecks 2558  2.65%