Coin Terminology and Glossary

The Coin Collecting Dictionary includes 546 titles used widely in the coin collectors community, and has received over 688295 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) 38870  13.08%
Silver Clad 27577  9.28%
Coin Silver 19730  6.64%
BN 17599  5.92%
Slabbed Coins 17208  5.79%
Encapsulated Coin 17000  5.72%
RB 16255  5.47%
Deep Cameo (DC or DCAM) 13264  4.46%
PF (PF60, PF70) 13056  4.39%
Reeded Edge 12696  4.27%
Ultra Cameo (UCAM) 12388  4.17%
PQ 11206  3.77%
MS (MS60-MS70) 11134  3.75%
PR (PR60, PR70) 10990  3.70%
High Relief 10296  3.46%
Incuse 10291  3.46%
Rarity 9671  3.25%
Coin drop 9631  3.24%
Obverse or Face side 9558  3.22%
Reverse Cameo 8680  2.92%