Coin Terminology and Glossary

The Coin Collecting Dictionary includes 546 terms used widely in the coin collectors community, and has received over 631766 search inquires.

Selected term: Specimen Proof (SP-70 or PF-70)
Explanation: Grade: Although very rarely seen, these are attainable grades, since Specimens and Proofs are generally double struck on specially prepared, polished blanks using specially prepared dies on a slow, high pressure press, and the pieces are immediately hand picked off the press with gloved hands and carefully placed in protective holders.

Most popular coin terms

DefinitionSearchesPercentage
Specimen Proof (SP-70 or PF-70) 37201  13.39%
Silver Clad 26647  9.59%
Coin Silver 18839  6.78%
BN 16696  6.01%
Encapsulated Coin 16114  5.80%
Slabbed Coins 15705  5.65%
RB 15286  5.50%
Deep Cameo (DC or DCAM) 12433  4.48%
PF (PF60, PF70) 12048  4.34%
Reeded Edge 11863  4.27%
Ultra Cameo (UCAM) 11557  4.16%
PQ 10340  3.72%
MS (MS60-MS70) 10224  3.68%
PR (PR60, PR70) 10116  3.64%
High Relief 9520  3.43%
Incuse 9427  3.39%
Coin drop 8778  3.16%
Obverse or Face side 8754  3.15%
Rarity 8362  3.01%
Reverse Cameo 7782  2.80%