Coin Terminology and Glossary

The Coin Collecting Dictionary includes 546 titles used widely in the coin collectors community, and has received over 672805 search inquires.

Random title: Contemporary counterfeit
Explanation: A coin, usually base metal, struck from crudely engraved dies and made to pass for face value at the time of its creation. Sometimes such counterfeits are collected along with the genuine coins, especially in the case of American Colonial issues

Most popular coin titles

DefinitionSearchesPercentage
Specimen Proof (SP-70 or PF-70) 38296  13.12%
Silver Clad 27326  9.36%
Coin Silver 19519  6.69%
BN 17355  5.95%
Encapsulated Coin 16751  5.74%
Slabbed Coins 16743  5.74%
RB 15994  5.48%
Deep Cameo (DC or DCAM) 13053  4.47%
PF (PF60, PF70) 12777  4.38%
Reeded Edge 12482  4.28%
Ultra Cameo (UCAM) 12187  4.18%
PQ 10961  3.76%
MS (MS60-MS70) 10904  3.74%
PR (PR60, PR70) 10763  3.69%
High Relief 10089  3.46%
Incuse 10067  3.45%
Coin drop 9421  3.23%
Rarity 9372  3.21%
Obverse or Face side 9358  3.21%
Reverse Cameo 8468  2.90%