Coin Terminology and Glossary

The Coin Collecting Dictionary includes 546 titles used widely in the coin collectors community, and has received over 864731 search inquires.

Selected title: Obverse or Face side
Explanation: The front or face of a coin, which bears the principal design or device, often as prescribed by the issuing authority, i.e. Coat of Arms

Most popular coin titles

DefinitionSearchesPercentage
Specimen Proof (SP-70 or PF-70) 52892  14.51%
Silver Clad 30281  8.31%
Coin Silver 22279  6.11%
Slabbed Coins 21144  5.80%
BN 20516  5.63%
Encapsulated Coin 20005  5.49%
RB 18937  5.20%
Deep Cameo (DC or DCAM) 16329  4.48%
PF (PF60, PF70) 15804  4.34%
Reeded Edge 15079  4.14%
Ultra Cameo (UCAM) 15023  4.12%
PQ 13843  3.80%
MS (MS60-MS70) 13718  3.76%
PR (PR60, PR70) 13675  3.75%
Rarity 13326  3.66%
Incuse 12707  3.49%
High Relief 12597  3.46%
Coin drop 12470  3.42%
Reverse Cameo 11957  3.28%
Obverse or Face side 11850  3.25%