Coin Terminology and Glossary

The Coin Collecting Dictionary includes 546 titles used widely in the coin collectors community, and has received over 701187 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) 39661  13.14%
Silver Clad 27785  9.20%
Coin Silver 19900  6.59%
BN 17809  5.90%
Slabbed Coins 17679  5.86%
Encapsulated Coin 17191  5.70%
RB 16469  5.46%
Deep Cameo (DC or DCAM) 13448  4.46%
PF (PF60, PF70) 13292  4.40%
Reeded Edge 12863  4.26%
Ultra Cameo (UCAM) 12568  4.16%
PQ 11408  3.78%
MS (MS60-MS70) 11310  3.75%
PR (PR60, PR70) 11183  3.70%
High Relief 10478  3.47%
Incuse 10465  3.47%
Rarity 9943  3.29%
Coin drop 9798  3.25%
Obverse or Face side 9721  3.22%
Reverse Cameo 8860  2.94%