Coin Terminology and Glossary

The Coin Collecting Dictionary includes 546 titles used widely in the coin collectors community, and has received over 706884 search inquires.

Selected title: Treasure
Explanation: Any old gold or silver coin or other object which has been found together with others in a hoard. In Britian, to qualify as 'old' an item usually needs to be over 300 years old, occasionally 200. The precious metal content can be as low as 10% by weight. Single items are excluded. There is a precise legal definition in the 'Treasue Act 1996', which replaces the old 'Treasure Trove' laws

Most popular coin titles

DefinitionSearchesPercentage
Specimen Proof (SP-70 or PF-70) 40099  13.18%
Silver Clad 27892  9.17%
Coin Silver 20004  6.57%
BN 17912  5.89%
Slabbed Coins 17840  5.86%
Encapsulated Coin 17298  5.69%
RB 16576  5.45%
Deep Cameo (DC or DCAM) 13537  4.45%
PF (PF60, PF70) 13389  4.40%
Reeded Edge 12950  4.26%
Ultra Cameo (UCAM) 12653  4.16%
PQ 11504  3.78%
MS (MS60-MS70) 11407  3.75%
PR (PR60, PR70) 11282  3.71%
High Relief 10571  3.47%
Incuse 10554  3.47%
Rarity 10102  3.32%
Coin drop 9895  3.25%
Obverse or Face side 9820  3.23%
Reverse Cameo 8948  2.94%