Coin Terminology and Glossary

The Coin Collecting Dictionary includes 546 titles used widely in the coin collectors community, and has received over 686643 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) 38787  13.08%
Silver Clad 27559  9.29%
Coin Silver 19712  6.65%
BN 17574  5.92%
Slabbed Coins 17163  5.79%
Encapsulated Coin 16976  5.72%
RB 16235  5.47%
Deep Cameo (DC or DCAM) 13242  4.46%
PF (PF60, PF70) 13030  4.39%
Reeded Edge 12681  4.28%
Ultra Cameo (UCAM) 12372  4.17%
PQ 11188  3.77%
MS (MS60-MS70) 11119  3.75%
PR (PR60, PR70) 10972  3.70%
High Relief 10278  3.46%
Incuse 10264  3.46%
Rarity 9645  3.25%
Coin drop 9612  3.24%
Obverse or Face side 9538  3.22%
Reverse Cameo 8665  2.92%