Coin Terminology and Glossary

The Coin Collecting Dictionary includes 546 titles used widely in the coin collectors community, and has received over 756468 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) 43330  13.36%
Silver Clad 28784  8.87%
Coin Silver 20860  6.43%
Slabbed Coins 19276  5.94%
BN 18932  5.84%
Encapsulated Coin 18233  5.62%
RB 17578  5.42%
Deep Cameo (DC or DCAM) 14349  4.42%
PF (PF60, PF70) 14238  4.39%
Reeded Edge 13724  4.23%
Ultra Cameo (UCAM) 13437  4.14%
PQ 12494  3.85%
MS (MS60-MS70) 12200  3.76%
PR (PR60, PR70) 12058  3.72%
High Relief 11314  3.49%
Incuse 11292  3.48%
Rarity 11271  3.47%
Coin drop 10675  3.29%
Obverse or Face side 10551  3.25%
Reverse Cameo 9749  3.01%