Coin Terminology and Glossary

The Coin Collecting Dictionary includes 546 titles used widely in the coin collectors community, and has received over 701180 search inquires.

Selected title: Specimen Proof (SP-70 or PF-70)
Explanation: Grade: Although very rarely seen, these are attainable grades, since Specimens and Proofs are generally double struck on specially prepared, polished blanks using specially prepared dies on a slow, high pressure press, and the pieces are immediately hand picked off the press with gloved hands and carefully placed in protective holders.

Most popular coin titles

DefinitionSearchesPercentage
Specimen Proof (SP-70 or PF-70) 39661  13.14%
Silver Clad 27785  9.20%
Coin Silver 19900  6.59%
BN 17809  5.90%
Slabbed Coins 17679  5.86%
Encapsulated Coin 17191  5.70%
RB 16469  5.46%
Deep Cameo (DC or DCAM) 13448  4.46%
PF (PF60, PF70) 13292  4.40%
Reeded Edge 12863  4.26%
Ultra Cameo (UCAM) 12568  4.16%
PQ 11408  3.78%
MS (MS60-MS70) 11310  3.75%
PR (PR60, PR70) 11183  3.70%
High Relief 10478  3.47%
Incuse 10465  3.47%
Rarity 9943  3.29%
Coin drop 9798  3.25%
Obverse or Face side 9721  3.22%
Reverse Cameo 8860  2.94%