Coin Terminology and Glossary

The Coin Collecting Dictionary includes 546 terms used widely in the coin collectors community, and has received over 370718 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) 24922  14.10%
Silver Clad 19845  11.23%
BN 12291  6.96%
Encapsulated Coin 11183  6.33%
RB 9957  5.63%
Deep Cameo (DC or DCAM) 8660  4.90%
Ultra Cameo (UCAM) 8052  4.56%
Slabbed Coins 7911  4.48%
Coin Silver 7818  4.42%
Reeded Edge 7693  4.35%
PF (PF60, PF70) 7081  4.01%
PQ 6524  3.69%
PR (PR60, PR70) 6359  3.60%
Obverse or Face side 6222  3.52%
High Relief 6092  3.45%
MS (MS60-MS70) 6054  3.43%
Reverse Cameo 5224  2.96%
Rarity 5030  2.85%
Brilliant Uncirculated (BU) 4939  2.79%
Clad Coinage 4745  2.69%