Coin Terminology and Glossary

The Coin Collecting Dictionary includes 546 titles used widely in the coin collectors community, and has received over 680371 search inquires.

Random title: Steel
Explanation: An alloy of iron with other metals and carbon, having a range of properties, and usually very durable. During the last century, steel coins were often introduced as emergency economy measures, but are increasingly being used for low value coins, often copper plated

Most popular coin titles

DefinitionSearchesPercentage
Specimen Proof (SP-70 or PF-70) 38514  13.09%
Silver Clad 27438  9.33%
Coin Silver 19612  6.67%
BN 17468  5.94%
Slabbed Coins 16970  5.77%
Encapsulated Coin 16857  5.73%
RB 16103  5.47%
Deep Cameo (DC or DCAM) 13155  4.47%
PF (PF60, PF70) 12905  4.39%
Reeded Edge 12583  4.28%
Ultra Cameo (UCAM) 12284  4.17%
PQ 11079  3.77%
MS (MS60-MS70) 11011  3.74%
PR (PR60, PR70) 10869  3.69%
High Relief 10177  3.46%
Incuse 10167  3.46%
Coin drop 9514  3.23%
Rarity 9496  3.23%
Obverse or Face side 9449  3.21%
Reverse Cameo 8563  2.91%