Coin Terminology and Glossary

The Coin Collecting Dictionary includes 546 titles used widely in the coin collectors community, and has received over 850800 search inquires.

Selected title: Incuse
Explanation: The design of a coin which has been impressed below the coin's surface. When the design is raised above the coin's surface it is said to he in relief

Most popular coin titles

DefinitionSearchesPercentage
Specimen Proof (SP-70 or PF-70) 51853  14.44%
Silver Clad 30058  8.37%
Coin Silver 22056  6.14%
Slabbed Coins 20934  5.83%
BN 20297  5.65%
Encapsulated Coin 19785  5.51%
RB 18713  5.21%
Deep Cameo (DC or DCAM) 16038  4.47%
PF (PF60, PF70) 15587  4.34%
Reeded Edge 14846  4.13%
Ultra Cameo (UCAM) 14782  4.12%
PQ 13647  3.80%
MS (MS60-MS70) 13497  3.76%
PR (PR60, PR70) 13458  3.75%
Rarity 13051  3.63%
Incuse 12518  3.49%
High Relief 12397  3.45%
Coin drop 12167  3.39%
Reverse Cameo 11751  3.27%
Obverse or Face side 11650  3.24%