Coin Terminology and Glossary

The Coin Collecting Dictionary includes 546 titles used widely in the coin collectors community, and has received over 832267 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) 47233  13.49%
Silver Clad 29812  8.51%
Coin Silver 21822  6.23%
Slabbed Coins 20707  5.91%
BN 20091  5.74%
Encapsulated Coin 19558  5.59%
RB 18520  5.29%
Deep Cameo (DC or DCAM) 15778  4.51%
PF (PF60, PF70) 15367  4.39%
Reeded Edge 14647  4.18%
Ultra Cameo (UCAM) 14550  4.16%
PQ 13411  3.83%
MS (MS60-MS70) 13270  3.79%
PR (PR60, PR70) 13226  3.78%
Rarity 12782  3.65%
Incuse 12255  3.50%
High Relief 12209  3.49%
Coin drop 11859  3.39%
Reverse Cameo 11536  3.29%
Obverse or Face side 11457  3.27%