Coin Terminology and Glossary

The Coin Collecting Dictionary includes 546 titles used widely in the coin collectors community, and has received over 733508 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) 41806  13.25%
Silver Clad 28412  9.01%
Coin Silver 20486  6.49%
Slabbed Coins 18691  5.93%
BN 18438  5.85%
Encapsulated Coin 17781  5.64%
RB 17111  5.42%
Deep Cameo (DC or DCAM) 13991  4.44%
PF (PF60, PF70) 13851  4.39%
Reeded Edge 13380  4.24%
Ultra Cameo (UCAM) 13075  4.15%
PQ 12036  3.82%
MS (MS60-MS70) 11862  3.76%
PR (PR60, PR70) 11718  3.71%
High Relief 10991  3.48%
Incuse 10970  3.48%
Rarity 10792  3.42%
Coin drop 10339  3.28%
Obverse or Face side 10232  3.24%
Reverse Cameo 9404  2.98%