Coin Terminology and Glossary

The Coin Collecting Dictionary includes 546 terms used widely in the coin collectors community, and has received over 423711 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) 27725  13.95%
Silver Clad 21800  10.97%
BN 13518  6.80%
Encapsulated Coin 12506  6.29%
RB 11244  5.66%
Slabbed Coins 9775  4.92%
Deep Cameo (DC or DCAM) 9596  4.83%
Coin Silver 9078  4.57%
Ultra Cameo (UCAM) 8835  4.44%
Reeded Edge 8679  4.37%
PF (PF60, PF70) 8066  4.06%
PQ 7285  3.66%
PR (PR60, PR70) 7102  3.57%
MS (MS60-MS70) 7003  3.52%
High Relief 6904  3.47%
Obverse or Face side 6853  3.45%
Reverse Cameo 5878  2.96%
Rarity 5862  2.95%
Brilliant Uncirculated (BU) 5614  2.82%
Clad Coinage 5417  2.73%