Coin Terminology and Glossary

The Coin Collecting Dictionary includes 546 terms used widely in the coin collectors community, and has received over 424969 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) 27805  13.95%
Silver Clad 21840  10.96%
BN 13542  6.79%
Encapsulated Coin 12534  6.29%
RB 11267  5.65%
Slabbed Coins 9814  4.92%
Deep Cameo (DC or DCAM) 9610  4.82%
Coin Silver 9104  4.57%
Ultra Cameo (UCAM) 8857  4.44%
Reeded Edge 8698  4.36%
PF (PF60, PF70) 8098  4.06%
PQ 7301  3.66%
PR (PR60, PR70) 7117  3.57%
MS (MS60-MS70) 7022  3.52%
High Relief 6920  3.47%
Obverse or Face side 6866  3.44%
Reverse Cameo 5894  2.96%
Rarity 5874  2.95%
Brilliant Uncirculated (BU) 5626  2.82%
Clad Coinage 5437  2.73%