Coin Terminology and Glossary

The Coin Collecting Dictionary includes 546 terms used widely in the coin collectors community, and has received over 608431 search inquires.

Selected term: Coin Silver
Explanation: In the US, coin silver often means the purity of silver used in circulating coins dated before 1965. Back then dimes, quarters, half dollars, and silver dollars were 90% solid silver, made of 90% silver and 10% copper. Other countries may use the words "coin silver" to mean the purity used in their silver coins, which may be different from US coins

Most popular coin terms

DefinitionSearchesPercentage
Specimen Proof (SP-70 or PF-70) 36549  13.73%
Silver Clad 26315  9.89%
BN 16483  6.19%
Encapsulated Coin 15889  5.97%
Slabbed Coins 15258  5.73%
RB 14964  5.62%
Coin Silver 12529  4.71%
Deep Cameo (DC or DCAM) 12189  4.58%
PF (PF60, PF70) 11734  4.41%
Reeded Edge 11582  4.35%
Ultra Cameo (UCAM) 11321  4.25%
PQ 10102  3.80%
MS (MS60-MS70) 10009  3.76%
PR (PR60, PR70) 9833  3.69%
High Relief 9315  3.50%
Incuse 9094  3.42%
Obverse or Face side 8606  3.23%
Coin drop 8476  3.18%
Rarity 8208  3.08%
Reverse Cameo 7603  2.86%