Coin Terminology and Glossary

The Coin Collecting Dictionary includes 546 titles used widely in the coin collectors community, and has received over 651663 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) 37808  13.26%
Silver Clad 27043  9.49%
Coin Silver 19193  6.73%
BN 17041  5.98%
Encapsulated Coin 16456  5.77%
Slabbed Coins 16096  5.65%
RB 15615  5.48%
Deep Cameo (DC or DCAM) 12772  4.48%
PF (PF60, PF70) 12407  4.35%
Reeded Edge 12183  4.27%
Ultra Cameo (UCAM) 11905  4.18%
PQ 10659  3.74%
MS (MS60-MS70) 10597  3.72%
PR (PR60, PR70) 10461  3.67%
High Relief 9836  3.45%
Incuse 9774  3.43%
Coin drop 9100  3.19%
Obverse or Face side 9071  3.18%
Rarity 8877  3.11%
Reverse Cameo 8148  2.86%