Coin Terminology and Glossary

The Coin Collecting Dictionary includes 546 terms used widely in the coin collectors community, and has received over 504119 search inquires.

Selected term: Reverse Cameo
Explanation: A coin where the background is frosted looking and the design has a polished mirror like look to it. Some Australia lunar 'Year of the Horse' and other lunar year animal gold /silver coins have this reverse cameo appearance

Most popular coin terms

DefinitionSearchesPercentage
Specimen Proof (SP-70 or PF-70) 31790  13.88%
Silver Clad 23877  10.42%
BN 14917  6.51%
Encapsulated Coin 14296  6.24%
RB 12896  5.63%
Slabbed Coins 12333  5.38%
Deep Cameo (DC or DCAM) 10822  4.72%
Coin Silver 10715  4.68%
Reeded Edge 10063  4.39%
Ultra Cameo (UCAM) 9976  4.35%
PF (PF60, PF70) 9566  4.18%
PQ 8526  3.72%
MS (MS60-MS70) 8498  3.71%
PR (PR60, PR70) 8208  3.58%
High Relief 8032  3.51%
Obverse or Face side 7706  3.36%
Rarity 6936  3.03%
Incuse 6648  2.90%
Reverse Cameo 6640  2.90%
Brilliant Uncirculated (BU) 6557  2.86%