Coin Terminology and Glossary

The Coin Collecting Dictionary includes 546 terms used widely in the coin collectors community, and has received over 459272 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) 29579  13.87%
Silver Clad 22835  10.71%
BN 14224  6.67%
Encapsulated Coin 13394  6.28%
RB 12036  5.65%
Slabbed Coins 11034  5.18%
Deep Cameo (DC or DCAM) 10195  4.78%
Coin Silver 9960  4.67%
Ultra Cameo (UCAM) 9357  4.39%
Reeded Edge 9297  4.36%
PF (PF60, PF70) 8741  4.10%
PQ 7846  3.68%
MS (MS60-MS70) 7688  3.61%
PR (PR60, PR70) 7600  3.56%
High Relief 7503  3.52%
Obverse or Face side 7259  3.41%
Rarity 6342  2.97%
Reverse Cameo 6243  2.93%
Brilliant Uncirculated (BU) 6085  2.85%
Clad Coinage 5914  2.77%