Coin Terminology and Glossary

The Coin Collecting Dictionary includes 546 terms used widely in the coin collectors community, and has received over 480355 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) 30641  13.89%
Silver Clad 23341  10.58%
BN 14556  6.60%
Encapsulated Coin 13821  6.26%
RB 12455  5.64%
Slabbed Coins 11648  5.28%
Deep Cameo (DC or DCAM) 10493  4.76%
Coin Silver 10317  4.68%
Reeded Edge 9670  4.38%
Ultra Cameo (UCAM) 9664  4.38%
PF (PF60, PF70) 9138  4.14%
PQ 8156  3.70%
MS (MS60-MS70) 8050  3.65%
PR (PR60, PR70) 7885  3.57%
High Relief 7747  3.51%
Obverse or Face side 7463  3.38%
Rarity 6622  3.00%
Reverse Cameo 6426  2.91%
Brilliant Uncirculated (BU) 6282  2.85%
Clad Coinage 6176  2.80%