Coin Terminology and Glossary

The Coin Collecting Dictionary includes 546 titles used widely in the coin collectors community, and has received over 820910 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) 46584  13.46%
Silver Clad 29644  8.57%
Coin Silver 21650  6.26%
Slabbed Coins 20501  5.92%
BN 19919  5.76%
Encapsulated Coin 19366  5.60%
RB 18367  5.31%
Deep Cameo (DC or DCAM) 15540  4.49%
PF (PF60, PF70) 15186  4.39%
Reeded Edge 14498  4.19%
Ultra Cameo (UCAM) 14360  4.15%
PQ 13270  3.83%
MS (MS60-MS70) 13064  3.77%
PR (PR60, PR70) 13052  3.77%
Rarity 12558  3.63%
Incuse 12097  3.50%
High Relief 12054  3.48%
Coin drop 11653  3.37%
Reverse Cameo 11361  3.28%
Obverse or Face side 11305  3.27%