Coin Terminology and Glossary

The Coin Collecting Dictionary includes 546 terms used widely in the coin collectors community, and has received over 392887 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) 26063  14.06%
Silver Clad 20636  11.13%
BN 12764  6.89%
Encapsulated Coin 11754  6.34%
RB 10417  5.62%
Deep Cameo (DC or DCAM) 9027  4.87%
Slabbed Coins 8570  4.62%
Ultra Cameo (UCAM) 8353  4.51%
Coin Silver 8290  4.47%
Reeded Edge 8088  4.36%
PF (PF60, PF70) 7479  4.03%
PQ 6801  3.67%
PR (PR60, PR70) 6642  3.58%
Obverse or Face side 6456  3.48%
MS (MS60-MS70) 6442  3.48%
High Relief 6395  3.45%
Reverse Cameo 5453  2.94%
Rarity 5342  2.88%
Brilliant Uncirculated (BU) 5200  2.81%
Clad Coinage 4980  2.69%