Coin Terminology and Glossary

The Coin Collecting Dictionary includes 546 titles used widely in the coin collectors community, and has received over 768416 search inquires.

Selected title: Frost
Explanation: An intense lustre (not mirror-like) caused by striking a coin with sandblasted dies, often used in reference to proof coins

Most popular coin titles

DefinitionSearchesPercentage
Specimen Proof (SP-70 or PF-70) 43935  13.38%
Silver Clad 28946  8.82%
Coin Silver 21004  6.40%
Slabbed Coins 19537  5.95%
BN 19111  5.82%
Encapsulated Coin 18437  5.62%
RB 17755  5.41%
Deep Cameo (DC or DCAM) 14522  4.42%
PF (PF60, PF70) 14420  4.39%
Reeded Edge 13871  4.22%
Ultra Cameo (UCAM) 13607  4.14%
PQ 12655  3.85%
MS (MS60-MS70) 12378  3.77%
PR (PR60, PR70) 12233  3.73%
Rarity 11515  3.51%
High Relief 11451  3.49%
Incuse 11451  3.49%
Coin drop 10845  3.30%
Obverse or Face side 10699  3.26%
Reverse Cameo 9905  3.02%