Coin Terminology and Glossary

The Coin Collecting Dictionary includes 546 titles used widely in the coin collectors community, and has received over 635483 search inquires.

Selected title: SP
Explanation: Specimen: Better than business strike, but not quite a proof

Most popular coin titles

DefinitionSearchesPercentage
Specimen Proof (SP-70 or PF-70) 37359  13.37%
Silver Clad 26732  9.57%
Coin Silver 18912  6.77%
BN 16770  6.00%
Encapsulated Coin 16183  5.79%
Slabbed Coins 15806  5.66%
RB 15348  5.49%
Deep Cameo (DC or DCAM) 12506  4.48%
PF (PF60, PF70) 12133  4.34%
Reeded Edge 11929  4.27%
Ultra Cameo (UCAM) 11627  4.16%
PQ 10402  3.72%
MS (MS60-MS70) 10304  3.69%
PR (PR60, PR70) 10199  3.65%
High Relief 9587  3.43%
Incuse 9506  3.40%
Coin drop 8845  3.17%
Obverse or Face side 8813  3.16%
Rarity 8470  3.03%
Reverse Cameo 7860  2.81%