Coin Terminology and Glossary

The Coin Collecting Dictionary includes 546 terms used widely in the coin collectors community, and has received over 340534 search inquires.

Selected term: Reeded Edge
Explanation: The edge of a coin with grooved lines that run vertically around its perimeter. The edge found on all current United States coins other than cents and nickels

Most popular coin terms

DefinitionSearchesPercentage
Specimen Proof (SP-70 or PF-70) 23062  14.05%
Silver Clad 18609  11.34%
BN 11709  7.14%
Encapsulated Coin 10442  6.36%
RB 9339  5.69%
Deep Cameo (DC or DCAM) 8140  4.96%
Ultra Cameo (UCAM) 7641  4.66%
Reeded Edge 7119  4.34%
Coin Silver 7110  4.33%
Slabbed Coins 6767  4.12%
PF (PF60, PF70) 6591  4.02%
PQ 6023  3.67%
PR (PR60, PR70) 5982  3.65%
Obverse or Face side 5902  3.60%
High Relief 5662  3.45%
MS (MS60-MS70) 5587  3.40%
Reverse Cameo 4946  3.01%
Rarity 4579  2.79%
Clad Coinage 4445  2.71%
Brilliant Uncirculated (BU) 4372  2.66%