Coin Terminology and Glossary

The Coin Collecting Dictionary includes 546 titles used widely in the coin collectors community, and has received over 700002 search inquires.

Random title: Fractional Currency
Explanation: Paper money with a face value of less than one dollar, issued for regular circulation by the United States during and after the Civil War. Specific issues dates range from 1862 to 1875

Most popular coin titles

DefinitionSearchesPercentage
Specimen Proof (SP-70 or PF-70) 39631  13.14%
Silver Clad 27774  9.21%
Coin Silver 19896  6.60%
BN 17802  5.90%
Slabbed Coins 17665  5.86%
Encapsulated Coin 17184  5.70%
RB 16460  5.46%
Deep Cameo (DC or DCAM) 13442  4.46%
PF (PF60, PF70) 13274  4.40%
Reeded Edge 12856  4.26%
Ultra Cameo (UCAM) 12562  4.16%
PQ 11402  3.78%
MS (MS60-MS70) 11306  3.75%
PR (PR60, PR70) 11176  3.70%
High Relief 10469  3.47%
Incuse 10459  3.47%
Rarity 9934  3.29%
Coin drop 9791  3.25%
Obverse or Face side 9712  3.22%
Reverse Cameo 8855  2.94%