Coin Terminology and Glossary

The Coin Collecting Dictionary includes 546 titles used widely in the coin collectors community, and has received over 778041 search inquires.

Selected title: 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 titles

DefinitionSearchesPercentage
Specimen Proof (SP-70 or PF-70) 44545  13.41%
Silver Clad 29111  8.76%
Coin Silver 21151  6.37%
Slabbed Coins 19779  5.95%
BN 19281  5.80%
Encapsulated Coin 18655  5.62%
RB 17901  5.39%
Deep Cameo (DC or DCAM) 14717  4.43%
PF (PF60, PF70) 14592  4.39%
Reeded Edge 14017  4.22%
Ultra Cameo (UCAM) 13770  4.15%
PQ 12813  3.86%
MS (MS60-MS70) 12516  3.77%
PR (PR60, PR70) 12403  3.73%
Rarity 11770  3.54%
Incuse 11616  3.50%
High Relief 11590  3.49%
Coin drop 11001  3.31%
Obverse or Face side 10824  3.26%
Reverse Cameo 10086  3.04%