Coin Terminology and Glossary

The Coin Collecting Dictionary includes 546 terms used widely in the coin collectors community, and has received over 341282 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) 23130  14.06%
Silver Clad 18648  11.34%
BN 11736  7.14%
Encapsulated Coin 10465  6.36%
RB 9354  5.69%
Deep Cameo (DC or DCAM) 8158  4.96%
Ultra Cameo (UCAM) 7653  4.65%
Reeded Edge 7140  4.34%
Coin Silver 7137  4.34%
Slabbed Coins 6802  4.14%
PF (PF60, PF70) 6606  4.02%
PQ 6037  3.67%
PR (PR60, PR70) 5995  3.64%
Obverse or Face side 5911  3.59%
High Relief 5678  3.45%
MS (MS60-MS70) 5602  3.41%
Reverse Cameo 4958  3.01%
Rarity 4605  2.80%
Clad Coinage 4456  2.71%
Brilliant Uncirculated (BU) 4382  2.66%