Coin Terminology and Glossary

The Coin Collecting Dictionary includes 546 titles used widely in the coin collectors community, and has received over 777204 search inquires.

Selected title: Specimen Proof (SP-70 or PF-70)
Explanation: Grade: Although very rarely seen, these are attainable grades, since Specimens and Proofs are generally double struck on specially prepared, polished blanks using specially prepared dies on a slow, high pressure press, and the pieces are immediately hand picked off the press with gloved hands and carefully placed in protective holders.

Most popular coin titles

DefinitionSearchesPercentage
Specimen Proof (SP-70 or PF-70) 44469  13.40%
Silver Clad 29090  8.77%
Coin Silver 21131  6.37%
Slabbed Coins 19746  5.95%
BN 19262  5.81%
Encapsulated Coin 18628  5.61%
RB 17885  5.39%
Deep Cameo (DC or DCAM) 14693  4.43%
PF (PF60, PF70) 14574  4.39%
Reeded Edge 14002  4.22%
Ultra Cameo (UCAM) 13756  4.15%
PQ 12794  3.86%
MS (MS60-MS70) 12503  3.77%
PR (PR60, PR70) 12391  3.73%
Rarity 11748  3.54%
Incuse 11596  3.50%
High Relief 11575  3.49%
Coin drop 10983  3.31%
Obverse or Face side 10812  3.26%
Reverse Cameo 10066  3.03%