Coin Terminology and Glossary

The Coin Collecting Dictionary includes 546 titles used widely in the coin collectors community, and has received over 636147 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) 37404  13.37%
Silver Clad 26757  9.57%
Coin Silver 18931  6.77%
BN 16795  6.00%
Encapsulated Coin 16206  5.79%
Slabbed Coins 15826  5.66%
RB 15367  5.49%
Deep Cameo (DC or DCAM) 12524  4.48%
PF (PF60, PF70) 12148  4.34%
Reeded Edge 11947  4.27%
Ultra Cameo (UCAM) 11645  4.16%
PQ 10422  3.73%
MS (MS60-MS70) 10326  3.69%
PR (PR60, PR70) 10216  3.65%
High Relief 9606  3.43%
Incuse 9523  3.40%
Coin drop 8863  3.17%
Obverse or Face side 8830  3.16%
Rarity 8502  3.04%
Reverse Cameo 7882  2.82%