Coin Terminology and Glossary

The Coin Collecting Dictionary includes 546 titles used widely in the coin collectors community, and has received over 681290 search inquires.

Selected title: Aluminium
Explanation: A lightweight silvery grey metal, atomic number 13, atomic weight 26.981538, specific gravity 2.7; discovered in 1825, and used for coins, usually as an alloy, since about 1900

Most popular coin titles

DefinitionSearchesPercentage
Specimen Proof (SP-70 or PF-70) 38540  13.09%
Silver Clad 27456  9.32%
Coin Silver 19622  6.66%
BN 17477  5.93%
Slabbed Coins 16994  5.77%
Encapsulated Coin 16867  5.73%
RB 16116  5.47%
Deep Cameo (DC or DCAM) 13162  4.47%
PF (PF60, PF70) 12916  4.39%
Reeded Edge 12587  4.27%
Ultra Cameo (UCAM) 12290  4.17%
PQ 11088  3.77%
MS (MS60-MS70) 11021  3.74%
PR (PR60, PR70) 10880  3.69%
High Relief 10186  3.46%
Incuse 10178  3.46%
Coin drop 9522  3.23%
Rarity 9515  3.23%
Obverse or Face side 9454  3.21%
Reverse Cameo 8575  2.91%