Coin Terminology and Glossary

The Coin Collecting Dictionary includes 546 terms used widely in the coin collectors community, and has received over 611077 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) 36657  13.73%
Silver Clad 26365  9.87%
BN 16519  6.19%
Encapsulated Coin 15929  5.97%
Slabbed Coins 15330  5.74%
RB 15025  5.63%
Coin Silver 12574  4.71%
Deep Cameo (DC or DCAM) 12233  4.58%
PF (PF60, PF70) 11797  4.42%
Reeded Edge 11618  4.35%
Ultra Cameo (UCAM) 11353  4.25%
PQ 10135  3.80%
MS (MS60-MS70) 10049  3.76%
PR (PR60, PR70) 9871  3.70%
High Relief 9359  3.51%
Incuse 9146  3.43%
Obverse or Face side 8625  3.23%
Coin drop 8528  3.19%
Rarity 8233  3.08%
Reverse Cameo 7634  2.86%