Coin Terminology and Glossary

The Coin Collecting Dictionary includes 546 titles used widely in the coin collectors community, and has received over 785475 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) 44983  13.44%
Silver Clad 29220  8.73%
Coin Silver 21251  6.35%
Slabbed Coins 19926  5.95%
BN 19399  5.79%
Encapsulated Coin 18795  5.61%
RB 17986  5.37%
Deep Cameo (DC or DCAM) 14838  4.43%
PF (PF60, PF70) 14709  4.39%
Reeded Edge 14116  4.22%
Ultra Cameo (UCAM) 13889  4.15%
PQ 12904  3.85%
MS (MS60-MS70) 12613  3.77%
PR (PR60, PR70) 12533  3.74%
Rarity 11945  3.57%
Incuse 11714  3.50%
High Relief 11689  3.49%
Coin drop 11115  3.32%
Obverse or Face side 10936  3.27%
Reverse Cameo 10193  3.04%