Coin Terminology and Glossary

The Coin Collecting Dictionary includes 546 terms used widely in the coin collectors community, and has received over 437731 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) 28505  13.91%
Silver Clad 22269  10.87%
BN 13851  6.76%
Encapsulated Coin 12861  6.28%
RB 11597  5.66%
Slabbed Coins 10297  5.02%
Deep Cameo (DC or DCAM) 9843  4.80%
Coin Silver 9464  4.62%
Ultra Cameo (UCAM) 9067  4.42%
Reeded Edge 8942  4.36%
PF (PF60, PF70) 8367  4.08%
PQ 7520  3.67%
PR (PR60, PR70) 7313  3.57%
MS (MS60-MS70) 7272  3.55%
High Relief 7154  3.49%
Obverse or Face side 7018  3.42%
Rarity 6078  2.97%
Reverse Cameo 6041  2.95%
Brilliant Uncirculated (BU) 5807  2.83%
Clad Coinage 5639  2.75%