Coin Terminology and Glossary

The Coin Collecting Dictionary includes 546 terms used widely in the coin collectors community, and has received over 501307 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) 31664  13.88%
Silver Clad 23818  10.44%
BN 14872  6.52%
Encapsulated Coin 14245  6.25%
RB 12850  5.63%
Slabbed Coins 12251  5.37%
Deep Cameo (DC or DCAM) 10780  4.73%
Coin Silver 10677  4.68%
Reeded Edge 10031  4.40%
Ultra Cameo (UCAM) 9944  4.36%
PF (PF60, PF70) 9520  4.17%
PQ 8482  3.72%
MS (MS60-MS70) 8452  3.71%
PR (PR60, PR70) 8166  3.58%
High Relief 7995  3.51%
Obverse or Face side 7683  3.37%
Rarity 6906  3.03%
Reverse Cameo 6620  2.90%
Incuse 6588  2.89%
Brilliant Uncirculated (BU) 6525  2.86%