Coin Terminology and Glossary

The Coin Collecting Dictionary includes 546 titles used widely in the coin collectors community, and has received over 858256 search inquires.

Selected title: Siege Pieces
Explanation: Emergency coins struck during battle, also called obsidional coins or money of necessity

Most popular coin titles

DefinitionSearchesPercentage
Specimen Proof (SP-70 or PF-70) 52654  14.54%
Silver Clad 30158  8.33%
Coin Silver 22167  6.12%
Slabbed Coins 21039  5.81%
BN 20401  5.63%
Encapsulated Coin 19890  5.49%
RB 18817  5.20%
Deep Cameo (DC or DCAM) 16188  4.47%
PF (PF60, PF70) 15693  4.33%
Reeded Edge 14967  4.13%
Ultra Cameo (UCAM) 14912  4.12%
PQ 13739  3.79%
MS (MS60-MS70) 13600  3.76%
PR (PR60, PR70) 13567  3.75%
Rarity 13200  3.65%
Incuse 12612  3.48%
High Relief 12496  3.45%
Coin drop 12321  3.40%
Reverse Cameo 11853  3.27%
Obverse or Face side 11753  3.25%