Coin Terminology and Glossary

The Coin Collecting Dictionary includes 546 terms used widely in the coin collectors community, and has received over 504196 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) 31798  13.88%
Silver Clad 23885  10.42%
BN 14921  6.51%
Encapsulated Coin 14298  6.24%
RB 12909  5.63%
Slabbed Coins 12339  5.39%
Deep Cameo (DC or DCAM) 10825  4.72%
Coin Silver 10724  4.68%
Reeded Edge 10068  4.39%
Ultra Cameo (UCAM) 9983  4.36%
PF (PF60, PF70) 9572  4.18%
PQ 8530  3.72%
MS (MS60-MS70) 8507  3.71%
PR (PR60, PR70) 8212  3.58%
High Relief 8037  3.51%
Obverse or Face side 7710  3.37%
Rarity 6941  3.03%
Incuse 6656  2.90%
Reverse Cameo 6646  2.90%
Brilliant Uncirculated (BU) 6560  2.86%