Coin Terminology and Glossary

The Coin Collecting Dictionary includes 546 titles used widely in the coin collectors community, and has received over 867825 search inquires.

Selected title: Obverse or Face side
Explanation: The front or face of a coin, which bears the principal design or device, often as prescribed by the issuing authority, i.e. Coat of Arms

Most popular coin titles

DefinitionSearchesPercentage
Specimen Proof (SP-70 or PF-70) 53005  14.50%
Silver Clad 30334  8.30%
Coin Silver 22328  6.11%
Slabbed Coins 21192  5.80%
BN 20563  5.62%
Encapsulated Coin 20052  5.48%
RB 18994  5.20%
Deep Cameo (DC or DCAM) 16403  4.49%
PF (PF60, PF70) 15865  4.34%
Reeded Edge 15132  4.14%
Ultra Cameo (UCAM) 15078  4.12%
PQ 13885  3.80%
MS (MS60-MS70) 13769  3.77%
PR (PR60, PR70) 13722  3.75%
Rarity 13388  3.66%
Incuse 12744  3.49%
High Relief 12639  3.46%
Coin drop 12544  3.43%
Reverse Cameo 12007  3.28%
Obverse or Face side 11897  3.25%