Coin Terminology and Glossary

The Coin Collecting Dictionary includes 546 titles used widely in the coin collectors community, and has received over 716175 search inquires.

Selected title: Reverse Cameo
Explanation: A coin where the background is frosted looking and the design has a polished mirror like look to it. Some Australia lunar 'Year of the Horse' and other lunar year animal gold /silver coins have this reverse cameo appearance

Most popular coin titles

DefinitionSearchesPercentage
Specimen Proof (SP-70 or PF-70) 40745  13.22%
Silver Clad 28078  9.11%
Coin Silver 20174  6.54%
Slabbed Coins 18195  5.90%
BN 18091  5.87%
Encapsulated Coin 17460  5.66%
RB 16755  5.43%
Deep Cameo (DC or DCAM) 13687  4.44%
PF (PF60, PF70) 13553  4.40%
Reeded Edge 13094  4.25%
Ultra Cameo (UCAM) 12797  4.15%
PQ 11690  3.79%
MS (MS60-MS70) 11565  3.75%
PR (PR60, PR70) 11432  3.71%
High Relief 10716  3.48%
Incuse 10699  3.47%
Rarity 10360  3.36%
Coin drop 10050  3.26%
Obverse or Face side 9959  3.23%
Reverse Cameo 9103  2.95%