Coin Terminology and Glossary

The Coin Collecting Dictionary includes 546 titles used widely in the coin collectors community, and has received over 741988 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) 42347  13.29%
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  3.71%
High Relief 11101  3.49%
Incuse 11077  3.48%
Rarity 10949  3.44%
Coin drop 10460  3.28%
Obverse or Face side 10336  3.24%
Reverse Cameo 9523  2.99%