Coin Terminology and Glossary

The Coin Collecting Dictionary includes 546 terms used widely in the coin collectors community, and has received over 277116 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) 18753  13.91%
Silver Clad 15045  11.16%
BN 10067  7.47%
Encapsulated Coin 8617  6.39%
RB 7574  5.62%
Deep Cameo (DC or DCAM) 6889  5.11%
Ultra Cameo (UCAM) 6713  4.98%
Reeded Edge 5851  4.34%
Coin Silver 5736  4.25%
PF (PF60, PF70) 5464  4.05%
Obverse or Face side 5195  3.85%
PR (PR60, PR70) 5084  3.77%
PQ 4814  3.57%
MS (MS60-MS70) 4648  3.45%
High Relief 4521  3.35%
Slabbed Coins 4477  3.32%
Reverse Cameo 4250  3.15%
Clad Coinage 3805  2.82%
Brilliant Uncirculated (BU) 3719  2.76%
Deep Mirror Prooflike (DPML) 3562  2.64%