Coin Terminology and Glossary

The Coin Collecting Dictionary includes 546 titles used widely in the coin collectors community, and has received over 733492 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) 41806  13.25%
Silver Clad 28412  9.01%
Coin Silver 20486  6.49%
Slabbed Coins 18691  5.93%
BN 18438  5.85%
Encapsulated Coin 17781  5.64%
RB 17111  5.42%
Deep Cameo (DC or DCAM) 13991  4.44%
PF (PF60, PF70) 13851  4.39%
Reeded Edge 13380  4.24%
Ultra Cameo (UCAM) 13075  4.15%
PQ 12036  3.82%
MS (MS60-MS70) 11862  3.76%
PR (PR60, PR70) 11718  3.72%
High Relief 10991  3.48%
Incuse 10970  3.48%
Rarity 10792  3.42%
Coin drop 10339  3.28%
Obverse or Face side 10232  3.24%
Reverse Cameo 9404  2.98%