Coin Terminology and Glossary

The Coin Collecting Dictionary includes 546 terms used widely in the coin collectors community, and has received over 301529 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) 20505  14.12%
Silver Clad 16376  11.28%
BN 10639  7.33%
Encapsulated Coin 9287  6.40%
RB 8267  5.69%
Deep Cameo (DC or DCAM) 7372  5.08%
Ultra Cameo (UCAM) 7019  4.83%
Reeded Edge 6337  4.37%
Coin Silver 6223  4.29%
PF (PF60, PF70) 5871  4.04%
Obverse or Face side 5412  3.73%
PR (PR60, PR70) 5361  3.69%
Slabbed Coins 5255  3.62%
PQ 5201  3.58%
High Relief 4968  3.42%
MS (MS60-MS70) 4957  3.41%
Reverse Cameo 4448  3.06%
Clad Coinage 4007  2.76%
Brilliant Uncirculated (BU) 3914  2.70%
Deep Mirror Prooflike (DPML) 3752  2.58%