Coin Terminology and Glossary

The Coin Collecting Dictionary includes 546 terms used widely in the coin collectors community, and has received over 361686 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) 24474  14.12%
Silver Clad 19540  11.27%
BN 12151  7.01%
Encapsulated Coin 10974  6.33%
RB 9775  5.64%
Deep Cameo (DC or DCAM) 8507  4.91%
Ultra Cameo (UCAM) 7931  4.58%
Coin Silver 7610  4.39%
Slabbed Coins 7582  4.37%
Reeded Edge 7548  4.36%
PF (PF60, PF70) 6951  4.01%
PQ 6403  3.69%
PR (PR60, PR70) 6258  3.61%
Obverse or Face side 6135  3.54%
High Relief 5969  3.44%
MS (MS60-MS70) 5930  3.42%
Reverse Cameo 5137  2.96%
Rarity 4916  2.84%
Brilliant Uncirculated (BU) 4850  2.80%
Clad Coinage 4661  2.69%