Coin Terminology and Glossary

The Coin Collecting Dictionary includes 546 titles used widely in the coin collectors community, and has received over 740769 search inquires.

Selected title: Denarius
Explanation: An ancient Roman silver coin weighing about 3 grams, roughly the same size as a U.S. dime but thicker

Most popular coin titles

DefinitionSearchesPercentage
Specimen Proof (SP-70 or PF-70) 42274  13.30%
Silver Clad 28515  8.97%
Coin Silver 20591  6.48%
Slabbed Coins 18867  5.93%
BN 18583  5.84%
Encapsulated Coin 17907  5.63%
RB 17255  5.43%
Deep Cameo (DC or DCAM) 14098  4.43%
PF (PF60, PF70) 13958  4.39%
Reeded Edge 13472  4.24%
Ultra Cameo (UCAM) 13183  4.15%
PQ 12164  3.83%
MS (MS60-MS70) 11949  3.76%
PR (PR60, PR70) 11815  3.72%
High Relief 11075  3.48%
Incuse 11056  3.48%
Rarity 10923  3.44%
Coin drop 10438  3.28%
Obverse or Face side 10316  3.24%
Reverse Cameo 9500  2.99%