Coin Terminology and Glossary

The Coin Collecting Dictionary includes 546 titles used widely in the coin collectors community, and has received over 741974 search inquires.

Selected title: Reverse Cameo
Explanation: A coin where the background is frosted looking and the design has a polished mirror like look to it. Some Australia lunar 'Year of the Horse' and other lunar year animal gold /silver coins have this reverse cameo appearance

Most popular coin titles

DefinitionSearchesPercentage
Specimen Proof (SP-70 or PF-70) 42347  13.30%
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  3.72%
High Relief 11101  3.49%
Incuse 11077  3.48%
Rarity 10949  3.44%
Coin drop 10460  3.28%
Obverse or Face side 10336  3.25%
Reverse Cameo 9523  2.99%