Coin Terminology and Glossary

The Coin Collecting Dictionary includes 546 terms used widely in the coin collectors community, and has received over 331287 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) 22523  14.09%
Silver Clad 17967  11.24%
BN 11439  7.16%
Encapsulated Coin 10222  6.40%
RB 9106  5.70%
Deep Cameo (DC or DCAM) 7982  4.99%
Ultra Cameo (UCAM) 7513  4.70%
Reeded Edge 6929  4.34%
Coin Silver 6872  4.30%
PF (PF60, PF70) 6437  4.03%
Slabbed Coins 6391  4.00%
PR (PR60, PR70) 5862  3.67%
PQ 5841  3.66%
Obverse or Face side 5801  3.63%
High Relief 5518  3.45%
MS (MS60-MS70) 5429  3.40%
Reverse Cameo 4838  3.03%
Rarity 4400  2.75%
Clad Coinage 4350  2.72%
Brilliant Uncirculated (BU) 4281  2.68%