Coin Terminology and Glossary

The Coin Collecting Dictionary includes 546 titles used widely in the coin collectors community, and has received over 778044 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) 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%