Coin Terminology and Glossary

The Coin Collecting Dictionary includes 546 titles used widely in the coin collectors community, and has received over 863478 search inquires.

Selected title: Coin Silver
Explanation: In the US, coin silver often means the purity of silver used in circulating coins dated before 1965. Back then dimes, quarters, half dollars, and silver dollars were 90% solid silver, made of 90% silver and 10% copper. Other countries may use the words "coin silver" to mean the purity used in their silver coins, which may be different from US coins

Most popular coin titles

DefinitionSearchesPercentage
Specimen Proof (SP-70 or PF-70) 52836  14.52%
Silver Clad 30242  8.31%
Coin Silver 22243  6.11%
Slabbed Coins 21114  5.80%
BN 20481  5.63%
Encapsulated Coin 19975  5.49%
RB 18903  5.20%
Deep Cameo (DC or DCAM) 16287  4.48%
PF (PF60, PF70) 15769  4.33%
Reeded Edge 15044  4.14%
Ultra Cameo (UCAM) 14994  4.12%
PQ 13812  3.80%
MS (MS60-MS70) 13690  3.76%
PR (PR60, PR70) 13645  3.75%
Rarity 13287  3.65%
Incuse 12679  3.49%
High Relief 12566  3.45%
Coin drop 12423  3.42%
Reverse Cameo 11927  3.28%
Obverse or Face side 11823  3.25%