Coin Terminology and Glossary

The Coin Collecting Dictionary includes 546 terms used widely in the coin collectors community, and has received over 390812 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) 25956  14.06%
Silver Clad 20577  11.15%
BN 12724  6.89%
Encapsulated Coin 11719  6.35%
RB 10387  5.63%
Deep Cameo (DC or DCAM) 9000  4.88%
Slabbed Coins 8510  4.61%
Ultra Cameo (UCAM) 8328  4.51%
Coin Silver 8262  4.48%
Reeded Edge 8060  4.37%
PF (PF60, PF70) 7449  4.04%
PQ 6775  3.67%
PR (PR60, PR70) 6613  3.58%
Obverse or Face side 6431  3.48%
MS (MS60-MS70) 6415  3.48%
High Relief 6377  3.45%
Reverse Cameo 5436  2.94%
Rarity 5315  2.88%
Brilliant Uncirculated (BU) 5170  2.80%
Clad Coinage 4960  2.69%