Coin Terminology and Glossary

The Coin Collecting Dictionary includes 546 terms used widely in the coin collectors community, and has received over 470562 search inquires.

Random term: FDC
Explanation: Fleur de Coin; Absolutely flawless, without any wear scratches or fingerprints

Most popular coin terms

DefinitionSearchesPercentage
Specimen Proof (SP-70 or PF-70) 30149  13.88%
Silver Clad 23122  10.65%
BN 14404  6.63%
Encapsulated Coin 13621  6.27%
RB 12266  5.65%
Slabbed Coins 11368  5.23%
Deep Cameo (DC or DCAM) 10350  4.77%
Coin Silver 10169  4.68%
Ultra Cameo (UCAM) 9511  4.38%
Reeded Edge 9486  4.37%
PF (PF60, PF70) 8961  4.13%
PQ 8004  3.69%
MS (MS60-MS70) 7905  3.64%
PR (PR60, PR70) 7753  3.57%
High Relief 7624  3.51%
Obverse or Face side 7366  3.39%
Rarity 6497  2.99%
Reverse Cameo 6340  2.92%
Brilliant Uncirculated (BU) 6194  2.85%
Clad Coinage 6051  2.79%