Coin Terminology and Glossary

The Coin Collecting Dictionary includes 546 titles used widely in the coin collectors community, and has received over 857378 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) 52625  14.55%
Silver Clad 30146  8.33%
Coin Silver 22155  6.12%
Slabbed Coins 21026  5.81%
BN 20390  5.64%
Encapsulated Coin 19878  5.50%
RB 18804  5.20%
Deep Cameo (DC or DCAM) 16166  4.47%
PF (PF60, PF70) 15681  4.34%
Reeded Edge 14949  4.13%
Ultra Cameo (UCAM) 14894  4.12%
PQ 13724  3.79%
MS (MS60-MS70) 13590  3.76%
PR (PR60, PR70) 13551  3.75%
Rarity 13179  3.64%
Incuse 12594  3.48%
High Relief 12482  3.45%
Coin drop 12306  3.40%
Reverse Cameo 11838  3.27%
Obverse or Face side 11739  3.25%