Coin Terminology and Glossary

The Coin Collecting Dictionary includes 546 titles used widely in the coin collectors community, and has received over 863992 search inquires.

Random title: Aluminium
Explanation: A lightweight silvery grey metal, atomic number 13, atomic weight 26.981538, specific gravity 2.7; discovered in 1825, and used for coins, usually as an alloy, since about 1900

Most popular coin titles

DefinitionSearchesPercentage
Specimen Proof (SP-70 or PF-70) 52857  14.52%
Silver Clad 30257  8.31%
Coin Silver 22255  6.11%
Slabbed Coins 21122  5.80%
BN 20494  5.63%
Encapsulated Coin 19984  5.49%
RB 18917  5.20%
Deep Cameo (DC or DCAM) 16304  4.48%
PF (PF60, PF70) 15779  4.33%
Reeded Edge 15058  4.14%
Ultra Cameo (UCAM) 15004  4.12%
PQ 13825  3.80%
MS (MS60-MS70) 13697  3.76%
PR (PR60, PR70) 13653  3.75%
Rarity 13302  3.65%
Incuse 12688  3.49%
High Relief 12576  3.45%
Coin drop 12443  3.42%
Reverse Cameo 11935  3.28%
Obverse or Face side 11831  3.25%