Coin Terminology and Glossary

The Coin Collecting Dictionary includes 546 terms used widely in the coin collectors community, and has received over 260480 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) 17598  13.83%
Silver Clad 14128  11.10%
BN 9605  7.55%
Encapsulated Coin 8181  6.43%
RB 7030  5.52%
Deep Cameo (DC or DCAM) 6544  5.14%
Ultra Cameo (UCAM) 6463  5.08%
Reeded Edge 5527  4.34%
Coin Silver 5408  4.25%
PF (PF60, PF70) 5207  4.09%
Obverse or Face side 5021  3.95%
PR (PR60, PR70) 4870  3.83%
PQ 4486  3.52%
MS (MS60-MS70) 4384  3.44%
Reverse Cameo 4107  3.23%
High Relief 4088  3.21%
Slabbed Coins 3953  3.11%
Clad Coinage 3625  2.85%
Brilliant Uncirculated (BU) 3569  2.80%
Deep Mirror Prooflike (DPML) 3401  2.67%