Coin Terminology and Glossary

The Coin Collecting Dictionary includes 546 terms used widely in the coin collectors community, and has received over 209185 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) 12800  12.61%
Silver Clad 10852  10.69%
BN 8068  7.95%
Encapsulated Coin 6415  6.32%
Ultra Cameo (UCAM) 5545  5.46%
RB 5406  5.33%
Deep Cameo (DC or DCAM) 5308  5.23%
Reeded Edge 4625  4.56%
Obverse or Face side 4496  4.43%
Coin Silver 4399  4.33%
PF (PF60, PF70) 4250  4.19%
PR (PR60, PR70) 4094  4.03%
MS (MS60-MS70) 3584  3.53%
Reverse Cameo 3574  3.52%
PQ 3560  3.51%
Brilliant Uncirculated (BU) 3095  3.05%
Clad Coinage 3047  3.00%
Deep Mirror Prooflike (DPML) 2874  2.83%
High Relief 2829  2.79%
Flyspecks 2633  2.59%