Coin Terminology and Glossary

The Coin Collecting Dictionary includes 546 titles used widely in the coin collectors community, and has received over 686634 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) 38787  13.08%
Silver Clad 27559  9.29%
Coin Silver 19712  6.65%
BN 17574  5.92%
Slabbed Coins 17163  5.79%
Encapsulated Coin 16976  5.72%
RB 16235  5.47%
Deep Cameo (DC or DCAM) 13242  4.46%
PF (PF60, PF70) 13030  4.39%
Reeded Edge 12681  4.28%
Ultra Cameo (UCAM) 12372  4.17%
PQ 11188  3.77%
MS (MS60-MS70) 11119  3.75%
PR (PR60, PR70) 10972  3.70%
High Relief 10278  3.47%
Incuse 10264  3.46%
Rarity 9645  3.25%
Coin drop 9612  3.24%
Obverse or Face side 9538  3.22%
Reverse Cameo 8665  2.92%