Coin Terminology and Glossary

The Coin Collecting Dictionary includes 546 terms used widely in the coin collectors community, and has received over 261085 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) 17648  13.84%
Silver Clad 14167  11.11%
BN 9624  7.54%
Encapsulated Coin 8205  6.43%
RB 7050  5.53%
Deep Cameo (DC or DCAM) 6558  5.14%
Ultra Cameo (UCAM) 6475  5.08%
Reeded Edge 5543  4.35%
Coin Silver 5425  4.25%
PF (PF60, PF70) 5220  4.09%
Obverse or Face side 5032  3.94%
PR (PR60, PR70) 4882  3.83%
PQ 4496  3.52%
MS (MS60-MS70) 4398  3.45%
Reverse Cameo 4115  3.23%
High Relief 4102  3.22%
Slabbed Coins 3978  3.12%
Clad Coinage 3632  2.85%
Brilliant Uncirculated (BU) 3579  2.81%
Deep Mirror Prooflike (DPML) 3409  2.67%