Coin Terminology and Glossary

The Coin Collecting Dictionary includes 546 titles used widely in the coin collectors community, and has received over 702136 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) 39710  13.14%
Silver Clad 27800  9.20%
Coin Silver 19915  6.59%
BN 17832  5.90%
Slabbed Coins 17704  5.86%
Encapsulated Coin 17206  5.69%
RB 16488  5.46%
Deep Cameo (DC or DCAM) 13462  4.45%
PF (PF60, PF70) 13306  4.40%
Reeded Edge 12873  4.26%
Ultra Cameo (UCAM) 12583  4.16%
PQ 11419  3.78%
MS (MS60-MS70) 11330  3.75%
PR (PR60, PR70) 11201  3.71%
High Relief 10496  3.47%
Incuse 10480  3.47%
Rarity 9964  3.30%
Coin drop 9814  3.25%
Obverse or Face side 9733  3.22%
Reverse Cameo 8879  2.94%