Coin Terminology and Glossary

The Coin Collecting Dictionary includes 546 titles used widely in the coin collectors community, and has received over 635724 search inquires.

Random title: Very Good ((VG8, VG10)
Explanation: Grade: A a well worn piece with most of the larger details of the designs being worn nearly smooth. Coins of this grade quite often have scratches, bumps, and other disfigurements.

Most popular coin titles

DefinitionSearchesPercentage
Specimen Proof (SP-70 or PF-70) 37379  13.37%
Silver Clad 26741  9.57%
Coin Silver 18920  6.77%
BN 16778  6.00%
Encapsulated Coin 16191  5.79%
Slabbed Coins 15815  5.66%
RB 15356  5.49%
Deep Cameo (DC or DCAM) 12515  4.48%
PF (PF60, PF70) 12142  4.34%
Reeded Edge 11938  4.27%
Ultra Cameo (UCAM) 11635  4.16%
PQ 10409  3.72%
MS (MS60-MS70) 10318  3.69%
PR (PR60, PR70) 10207  3.65%
High Relief 9595  3.43%
Incuse 9512  3.40%
Coin drop 8854  3.17%
Obverse or Face side 8822  3.16%
Rarity 8484  3.04%
Reverse Cameo 7869  2.82%