Coin Terminology and Glossary

The Coin Collecting Dictionary includes 546 titles used widely in the coin collectors community, and has received over 748654 search inquires.

Selected title: PQ
Explanation: Premium Quality: Sometimes part of the sealed slab grade, such as a MS64 PQ (not quite good enough for MS65). Often it is just a hype adjective like 'Choice' or 'Select'

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%