Coin Terminology and Glossary

The Coin Collecting Dictionary includes 546 titles used widely in the coin collectors community, and has received over 701247 search inquires.

Selected title: Civil War Token
Explanation: Unofficial pieces made to approximate size of current U.S. cents and pressed into circulation during the Civil War because of a scarcity of small change

Most popular coin titles

DefinitionSearchesPercentage
Specimen Proof (SP-70 or PF-70) 39673  13.14%
Silver Clad 27786  9.20%
Coin Silver 19904  6.59%
BN 17810  5.90%
Slabbed Coins 17686  5.86%
Encapsulated Coin 17192  5.69%
RB 16471  5.46%
Deep Cameo (DC or DCAM) 13451  4.46%
PF (PF60, PF70) 13294  4.40%
Reeded Edge 12863  4.26%
Ultra Cameo (UCAM) 12568  4.16%
PQ 11409  3.78%
MS (MS60-MS70) 11313  3.75%
PR (PR60, PR70) 11189  3.71%
High Relief 10481  3.47%
Incuse 10467  3.47%
Rarity 9946  3.29%
Coin drop 9798  3.25%
Obverse or Face side 9724  3.22%
Reverse Cameo 8861  2.94%