Coin Terminology and Glossary

The Coin Collecting Dictionary includes 546 titles used widely in the coin collectors community, and has received over 850925 search inquires.

Selected title: 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 titles

DefinitionSearchesPercentage
Specimen Proof (SP-70 or PF-70) 51869  14.44%
Silver Clad 30062  8.37%
Coin Silver 22061  6.14%
Slabbed Coins 20936  5.83%
BN 20298  5.65%
Encapsulated Coin 19785  5.51%
RB 18714  5.21%
Deep Cameo (DC or DCAM) 16040  4.47%
PF (PF60, PF70) 15591  4.34%
Reeded Edge 14848  4.13%
Ultra Cameo (UCAM) 14786  4.12%
PQ 13647  3.80%
MS (MS60-MS70) 13499  3.76%
PR (PR60, PR70) 13460  3.75%
Rarity 13063  3.64%
Incuse 12521  3.49%
High Relief 12397  3.45%
Coin drop 12169  3.39%
Reverse Cameo 11755  3.27%
Obverse or Face side 11651  3.24%