Coin Terminology and Glossary

The Coin Collecting Dictionary includes 546 terms used widely in the coin collectors community, and has received over 403109 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) 26640  14.01%
Silver Clad 21034  11.06%
BN 13031  6.85%
Encapsulated Coin 12029  6.33%
RB 10720  5.64%
Deep Cameo (DC or DCAM) 9269  4.88%
Slabbed Coins 8962  4.71%
Coin Silver 8557  4.50%
Ultra Cameo (UCAM) 8530  4.49%
Reeded Edge 8306  4.37%
PF (PF60, PF70) 7697  4.05%
PQ 6970  3.67%
PR (PR60, PR70) 6813  3.58%
MS (MS60-MS70) 6643  3.49%
Obverse or Face side 6611  3.48%
High Relief 6601  3.47%
Reverse Cameo 5615  2.95%
Rarity 5537  2.91%
Brilliant Uncirculated (BU) 5354  2.82%
Clad Coinage 5138  2.70%