Coin Terminology and Glossary

The Coin Collecting Dictionary includes 546 terms used widely in the coin collectors community, and has received over 446532 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) 28964  13.89%
Silver Clad 22524  10.80%
BN 14017  6.72%
Encapsulated Coin 13078  6.27%
RB 11793  5.66%
Slabbed Coins 10611  5.09%
Deep Cameo (DC or DCAM) 9991  4.79%
Coin Silver 9691  4.65%
Ultra Cameo (UCAM) 9195  4.41%
Reeded Edge 9087  4.36%
PF (PF60, PF70) 8537  4.09%
PQ 7645  3.67%
MS (MS60-MS70) 7443  3.57%
PR (PR60, PR70) 7437  3.57%
High Relief 7311  3.51%
Obverse or Face side 7118  3.41%
Rarity 6181  2.96%
Reverse Cameo 6131  2.94%
Brilliant Uncirculated (BU) 5945  2.85%
Clad Coinage 5752  2.76%