Coin Terminology and Glossary

The Coin Collecting Dictionary includes 546 terms used widely in the coin collectors community, and has received over 527810 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) 32977  13.86%
Silver Clad 24581  10.33%
BN 15281  6.42%
Encapsulated Coin 14682  6.17%
RB 13359  5.61%
Slabbed Coins 13032  5.48%
Coin Silver 11168  4.69%
Deep Cameo (DC or DCAM) 11127  4.68%
Reeded Edge 10432  4.38%
Ultra Cameo (UCAM) 10297  4.33%
PF (PF60, PF70) 10037  4.22%
PQ 8911  3.75%
MS (MS60-MS70) 8910  3.74%
PR (PR60, PR70) 8488  3.57%
High Relief 8352  3.51%
Obverse or Face side 7960  3.35%
Incuse 7362  3.09%
Rarity 7259  3.05%
Reverse Cameo 6889  2.90%
Brilliant Uncirculated (BU) 6792  2.85%