Coin Terminology and Glossary

The Coin Collecting Dictionary includes 546 terms used widely in the coin collectors community, and has received over 186401 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) 10673  11.81%
Silver Clad 9801  10.85%
BN 7254  8.03%
Encapsulated Coin 5553  6.15%
Ultra Cameo (UCAM) 5032  5.57%
Deep Cameo (DC or DCAM) 4787  5.30%
RB 4689  5.19%
Obverse or Face side 4285  4.74%
Reeded Edge 4103  4.54%
Coin Silver 3951  4.37%
PF (PF60, PF70) 3710  4.11%
PR (PR60, PR70) 3701  4.10%
Reverse Cameo 3328  3.68%
MS (MS60-MS70) 3204  3.55%
PQ 3077  3.41%
Brilliant Uncirculated (BU) 2894  3.20%
Clad Coinage 2775  3.07%
Deep Mirror Prooflike (DPML) 2613  2.89%
Flyspecks 2469  2.73%
High Relief 2371  2.62%