Coin Terminology and Glossary

The Coin Collecting Dictionary includes 546 titles used widely in the coin collectors community, and has received over 741980 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) 42347  13.30%
Silver Clad 28544  8.96%
Coin Silver 20616  6.47%
Slabbed Coins 18900  5.93%
BN 18617  5.84%
Encapsulated Coin 17931  5.63%
RB 17280  5.43%
Deep Cameo (DC or DCAM) 14118  4.43%
PF (PF60, PF70) 13977  4.39%
Reeded Edge 13497  4.24%
Ultra Cameo (UCAM) 13199  4.14%
PQ 12197  3.83%
MS (MS60-MS70) 11971  3.76%
PR (PR60, PR70) 11833  3.72%
High Relief 11101  3.49%
Incuse 11077  3.48%
Rarity 10949  3.44%
Coin drop 10460  3.28%
Obverse or Face side 10336  3.25%
Reverse Cameo 9523  2.99%