Coin Terminology and Glossary

The Coin Collecting Dictionary includes 546 titles used widely in the coin collectors community, and has received over 777325 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) 44496  13.41%
Silver Clad 29096  8.77%
Coin Silver 21140  6.37%
Slabbed Coins 19758  5.95%
BN 19268  5.81%
Encapsulated Coin 18636  5.62%
RB 17888  5.39%
Deep Cameo (DC or DCAM) 14699  4.43%
PF (PF60, PF70) 14578  4.39%
Reeded Edge 14007  4.22%
Ultra Cameo (UCAM) 13758  4.15%
PQ 12801  3.86%
MS (MS60-MS70) 12505  3.77%
PR (PR60, PR70) 12393  3.73%
Rarity 11752  3.54%
Incuse 11599  3.50%
High Relief 11580  3.49%
Coin drop 10989  3.31%
Obverse or Face side 10814  3.26%
Reverse Cameo 10074  3.04%