Coin Terminology and Glossary

The Coin Collecting Dictionary includes 546 titles used widely in the coin collectors community, and has received over 777205 search inquires.

Selected title: PQ
Explanation: Premium Quality: Sometimes part of the sealed slab grade, such as a MS64 PQ (not quite good enough for MS65). Often it is just a hype adjective like 'Choice' or 'Select'

Most popular coin titles

DefinitionSearchesPercentage
Specimen Proof (SP-70 or PF-70) 44484  13.41%
Silver Clad 29092  8.77%
Coin Silver 21136  6.37%
Slabbed Coins 19756  5.95%
BN 19267  5.81%
Encapsulated Coin 18632  5.62%
RB 17886  5.39%
Deep Cameo (DC or DCAM) 14697  4.43%
PF (PF60, PF70) 14577  4.39%
Reeded Edge 14005  4.22%
Ultra Cameo (UCAM) 13757  4.15%
PQ 12796  3.86%
MS (MS60-MS70) 12505  3.77%
PR (PR60, PR70) 12392  3.74%
Rarity 11749  3.54%
Incuse 11598  3.50%
High Relief 11578  3.49%
Coin drop 10986  3.31%
Obverse or Face side 10814  3.26%
Reverse Cameo 10071  3.04%