Coin Terminology and Glossary

The Coin Collecting Dictionary includes 546 titles used widely in the coin collectors community, and has received over 778761 search inquires.

Selected title: Piedfort
Explanation: A specially struck coin which is much thicker and heavier than normal, often exactly twice the normal weight. From French, literally means heavy weight

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DefinitionSearchesPercentage
Specimen Proof (SP-70 or PF-70) 44600  13.41%
Silver Clad 29130  8.76%
Coin Silver 21167  6.37%
Slabbed Coins 19803  5.95%
BN 19297  5.80%
Encapsulated Coin 18682  5.62%
RB 17914  5.39%
Deep Cameo (DC or DCAM) 14733  4.43%
PF (PF60, PF70) 14603  4.39%
Reeded Edge 14028  4.22%
Ultra Cameo (UCAM) 13788  4.15%
PQ 12825  3.86%
MS (MS60-MS70) 12535  3.77%
PR (PR60, PR70) 12421  3.74%
Rarity 11792  3.55%
Incuse 11632  3.50%
High Relief 11607  3.49%
Coin drop 11021  3.31%
Obverse or Face side 10841  3.26%
Reverse Cameo 10103  3.04%