Coin Terminology and Glossary

The Coin Collecting Dictionary includes 546 terms used widely in the coin collectors community, and has received over 563350 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) 34665  13.80%
Silver Clad 25471  10.14%
BN 15825  6.30%
Encapsulated Coin 15271  6.08%
RB 14201  5.65%
Slabbed Coins 14092  5.61%
Coin Silver 11876  4.73%
Deep Cameo (DC or DCAM) 11635  4.63%
Reeded Edge 10980  4.37%
PF (PF60, PF70) 10828  4.31%
Ultra Cameo (UCAM) 10743  4.28%
PQ 9516  3.79%
MS (MS60-MS70) 9488  3.78%
PR (PR60, PR70) 9119  3.63%
High Relief 8858  3.53%
Obverse or Face side 8268  3.29%
Incuse 8219  3.27%
Rarity 7731  3.08%
Reverse Cameo 7199  2.87%
Brilliant Uncirculated (BU) 7155  2.85%