Coin Terminology and Glossary

The Coin Collecting Dictionary includes 546 terms used widely in the coin collectors community, and has received over 425290 search inquires.

Random term: Fugio Cent
Explanation: The first coin issued by authority of the United States, produced by contractors in 1787

Most popular coin terms

DefinitionSearchesPercentage
Specimen Proof (SP-70 or PF-70) 27828  13.95%
Silver Clad 21854  10.95%
BN 13558  6.80%
Encapsulated Coin 12550  6.29%
RB 11276  5.65%
Slabbed Coins 9831  4.93%
Deep Cameo (DC or DCAM) 9619  4.82%
Coin Silver 9116  4.57%
Ultra Cameo (UCAM) 8867  4.44%
Reeded Edge 8705  4.36%
PF (PF60, PF70) 8105  4.06%
PQ 7307  3.66%
PR (PR60, PR70) 7129  3.57%
MS (MS60-MS70) 7030  3.52%
High Relief 6929  3.47%
Obverse or Face side 6869  3.44%
Reverse Cameo 5899  2.96%
Rarity 5884  2.95%
Brilliant Uncirculated (BU) 5632  2.82%
Clad Coinage 5444  2.73%