Coin Terminology and Glossary

The Coin Collecting Dictionary includes 546 terms used widely in the coin collectors community, and has received over 311026 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) 21270  14.23%
Silver Clad 16898  11.30%
BN 10867  7.27%
Encapsulated Coin 9562  6.40%
RB 8571  5.73%
Deep Cameo (DC or DCAM) 7571  5.06%
Ultra Cameo (UCAM) 7128  4.77%
Reeded Edge 6493  4.34%
Coin Silver 6409  4.29%
PF (PF60, PF70) 6039  4.04%
Slabbed Coins 5557  3.72%
Obverse or Face side 5491  3.67%
PR (PR60, PR70) 5486  3.67%
PQ 5383  3.60%
High Relief 5122  3.43%
MS (MS60-MS70) 5064  3.39%
Reverse Cameo 4557  3.05%
Clad Coinage 4088  2.73%
Brilliant Uncirculated (BU) 3999  2.67%
Rarity 3891  2.60%