Coin Terminology and Glossary

The Coin Collecting Dictionary includes 546 titles used widely in the coin collectors community, and has received over 715042 search inquires.

Selected title: 2 by 2
Explanation: Nickname for a typical holder for one coin. Measures 2 inches by 2 inches. Often made of cardboard with a clear mylar material in the center. Cardboard 2x2s are not the best way to store coins for the long term

Most popular coin titles

DefinitionSearchesPercentage
Specimen Proof (SP-70 or PF-70) 40661  13.22%
Silver Clad 28053  9.12%
Coin Silver 20156  6.55%
Slabbed Coins 18152  5.90%
BN 18070  5.87%
Encapsulated Coin 17443  5.67%
RB 16726  5.44%
Deep Cameo (DC or DCAM) 13669  4.44%
PF (PF60, PF70) 13533  4.40%
Reeded Edge 13074  4.25%
Ultra Cameo (UCAM) 12775  4.15%
PQ 11661  3.79%
MS (MS60-MS70) 11546  3.75%
PR (PR60, PR70) 11411  3.71%
High Relief 10696  3.48%
Incuse 10680  3.47%
Rarity 10323  3.36%
Coin drop 10024  3.26%
Obverse or Face side 9936  3.23%
Reverse Cameo 9079  2.95%