Coin Terminology and Glossary

The Coin Collecting Dictionary includes 546 terms used widely in the coin collectors community, and has received over 630590 search inquires.

Selected term: Specimen Proof (SP-70 or PF-70)
Explanation: Grade: Although very rarely seen, these are attainable grades, since Specimens and Proofs are generally double struck on specially prepared, polished blanks using specially prepared dies on a slow, high pressure press, and the pieces are immediately hand picked off the press with gloved hands and carefully placed in protective holders.

Most popular coin terms

DefinitionSearchesPercentage
Specimen Proof (SP-70 or PF-70) 37160  13.40%
Silver Clad 26625  9.60%
Coin Silver 18826  6.79%
BN 16684  6.01%
Encapsulated Coin 16099  5.80%
Slabbed Coins 15684  5.65%
RB 15276  5.51%
Deep Cameo (DC or DCAM) 12416  4.48%
PF (PF60, PF70) 12031  4.34%
Reeded Edge 11847  4.27%
Ultra Cameo (UCAM) 11549  4.16%
PQ 10326  3.72%
MS (MS60-MS70) 10212  3.68%
PR (PR60, PR70) 10101  3.64%
High Relief 9513  3.43%
Incuse 9405  3.39%
Coin drop 8759  3.16%
Obverse or Face side 8744  3.15%
Rarity 8350  3.01%
Reverse Cameo 7774  2.80%