Coin Terminology and Glossary

The Coin Collecting Dictionary includes 546 titles used widely in the coin collectors community, and has received over 687839 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) 38838  13.08%
Silver Clad 27568  9.28%
Coin Silver 19724  6.64%
BN 17591  5.92%
Slabbed Coins 17195  5.79%
Encapsulated Coin 16991  5.72%
RB 16249  5.47%
Deep Cameo (DC or DCAM) 13256  4.46%
PF (PF60, PF70) 13042  4.39%
Reeded Edge 12691  4.27%
Ultra Cameo (UCAM) 12379  4.17%
PQ 11199  3.77%
MS (MS60-MS70) 11127  3.75%
PR (PR60, PR70) 10984  3.70%
High Relief 10290  3.47%
Incuse 10283  3.46%
Rarity 9659  3.25%
Coin drop 9624  3.24%
Obverse or Face side 9551  3.22%
Reverse Cameo 8674  2.92%