Coin Terminology and Glossary

The Coin Collecting Dictionary includes 546 terms used widely in the coin collectors community, and has received over 244672 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) 16380  13.70%
Silver Clad 13099  10.95%
BN 9230  7.72%
Encapsulated Coin 7668  6.41%
RB 6577  5.50%
Ultra Cameo (UCAM) 6212  5.19%
Deep Cameo (DC or DCAM) 6128  5.12%
Reeded Edge 5244  4.38%
Coin Silver 5062  4.23%
PF (PF60, PF70) 4920  4.11%
Obverse or Face side 4830  4.04%
PR (PR60, PR70) 4646  3.88%
PQ 4225  3.53%
MS (MS60-MS70) 4145  3.47%
Reverse Cameo 3933  3.29%
High Relief 3659  3.06%
Slabbed Coins 3492  2.92%
Clad Coinage 3461  2.89%
Brilliant Uncirculated (BU) 3396  2.84%
Deep Mirror Prooflike (DPML) 3213  2.69%