Coin Terminology and Glossary

The Coin Collecting Dictionary includes 546 titles used widely in the coin collectors community, and has received over 857918 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) 52641  14.55%
Silver Clad 30151  8.33%
Coin Silver 22159  6.12%
Slabbed Coins 21030  5.81%
BN 20393  5.64%
Encapsulated Coin 19882  5.49%
RB 18808  5.20%
Deep Cameo (DC or DCAM) 16177  4.47%
PF (PF60, PF70) 15685  4.33%
Reeded Edge 14956  4.13%
Ultra Cameo (UCAM) 14901  4.12%
PQ 13730  3.79%
MS (MS60-MS70) 13594  3.76%
PR (PR60, PR70) 13559  3.75%
Rarity 13190  3.65%
Incuse 12600  3.48%
High Relief 12489  3.45%
Coin drop 12311  3.40%
Reverse Cameo 11845  3.27%
Obverse or Face side 11745  3.25%