Coin Terminology and Glossary

The Coin Collecting Dictionary includes 546 titles used widely in the coin collectors community, and has received over 756432 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) 43323  13.36%
Silver Clad 28783  8.87%
Coin Silver 20858  6.43%
Slabbed Coins 19272  5.94%
BN 18930  5.84%
Encapsulated Coin 18231  5.62%
RB 17577  5.42%
Deep Cameo (DC or DCAM) 14348  4.42%
PF (PF60, PF70) 14237  4.39%
Reeded Edge 13724  4.23%
Ultra Cameo (UCAM) 13436  4.14%
PQ 12490  3.85%
MS (MS60-MS70) 12199  3.76%
PR (PR60, PR70) 12056  3.72%
High Relief 11313  3.49%
Incuse 11291  3.48%
Rarity 11270  3.47%
Coin drop 10674  3.29%
Obverse or Face side 10550  3.25%
Reverse Cameo 9749  3.01%