Coin Terminology and Glossary

The Coin Collecting Dictionary includes 546 terms used widely in the coin collectors community, and has received over 513709 search inquires.

Random term: Walking Liberty
Explanation: A half dollar with the Walking Liberty design, made between 1916 and 1947. Thought by some to be one of the US most beautiful coin designs. The current 'American Silver Eagles' have the same design on their obverse (front)

Most popular coin terms

DefinitionSearchesPercentage
Specimen Proof (SP-70 or PF-70) 32293  13.87%
Silver Clad 24140  10.36%
BN 15084  6.48%
Encapsulated Coin 14474  6.21%
RB 13095  5.62%
Slabbed Coins 12628  5.42%
Deep Cameo (DC or DCAM) 10966  4.71%
Coin Silver 10914  4.69%
Reeded Edge 10238  4.40%
Ultra Cameo (UCAM) 10139  4.35%
PF (PF60, PF70) 9764  4.19%
PQ 8690  3.73%
MS (MS60-MS70) 8683  3.73%
PR (PR60, PR70) 8351  3.59%
High Relief 8164  3.51%
Obverse or Face side 7826  3.36%
Rarity 7083  3.04%
Incuse 6938  2.98%
Reverse Cameo 6770  2.91%
Brilliant Uncirculated (BU) 6668  2.86%