Coin Terminology and Glossary

The Coin Collecting Dictionary includes 546 terms used widely in the coin collectors community, and has received over 259476 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) 17518  13.81%
Silver Clad 14078  11.10%
BN 9589  7.56%
Encapsulated Coin 8150  6.43%
RB 7007  5.53%
Deep Cameo (DC or DCAM) 6514  5.14%
Ultra Cameo (UCAM) 6442  5.08%
Reeded Edge 5512  4.35%
Coin Silver 5389  4.25%
PF (PF60, PF70) 5190  4.09%
Obverse or Face side 5008  3.95%
PR (PR60, PR70) 4856  3.83%
PQ 4468  3.52%
MS (MS60-MS70) 4369  3.45%
Reverse Cameo 4097  3.23%
High Relief 4057  3.20%
Slabbed Coins 3927  3.10%
Clad Coinage 3615  2.85%
Brilliant Uncirculated (BU) 3555  2.80%
Deep Mirror Prooflike (DPML) 3389  2.67%