Coin Terminology and Glossary

The Coin Collecting Dictionary includes 546 titles used widely in the coin collectors community, and has received over 748662 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) 42800  13.33%
Silver Clad 28651  8.92%
Coin Silver 20720  6.45%
Slabbed Coins 19072  5.94%
BN 18752  5.84%
Encapsulated Coin 18059  5.62%
RB 17419  5.43%
Deep Cameo (DC or DCAM) 14221  4.43%
PF (PF60, PF70) 14086  4.39%
Reeded Edge 13607  4.24%
Ultra Cameo (UCAM) 13304  4.14%
PQ 12311  3.83%
MS (MS60-MS70) 12069  3.76%
PR (PR60, PR70) 11935  3.72%
High Relief 11196  3.49%
Incuse 11176  3.48%
Rarity 11089  3.45%
Coin drop 10558  3.29%
Obverse or Face side 10429  3.25%
Reverse Cameo 9623  3.00%