Coin Terminology and Glossary

The Coin Collecting Dictionary includes 546 titles used widely in the coin collectors community, and has received over 642368 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) 37632  13.31%
Silver Clad 26916  9.52%
Coin Silver 19071  6.75%
BN 16930  5.99%
Encapsulated Coin 16332  5.78%
Slabbed Coins 15966  5.65%
RB 15509  5.49%
Deep Cameo (DC or DCAM) 12661  4.48%
PF (PF60, PF70) 12303  4.35%
Reeded Edge 12075  4.27%
Ultra Cameo (UCAM) 11787  4.17%
PQ 10550  3.73%
MS (MS60-MS70) 10473  3.70%
PR (PR60, PR70) 10355  3.66%
High Relief 9737  3.44%
Incuse 9664  3.42%
Coin drop 8995  3.18%
Obverse or Face side 8959  3.17%
Rarity 8707  3.08%
Reverse Cameo 8030  2.84%