Coin Terminology and Glossary

The Coin Collecting Dictionary includes 546 terms used widely in the coin collectors community, and has received over 592158 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) 36066  13.78%
Silver Clad 26109  9.98%
BN 16302  6.23%
Encapsulated Coin 15737  6.01%
Slabbed Coins 14959  5.72%
RB 14767  5.64%
Coin Silver 12373  4.73%
Deep Cameo (DC or DCAM) 12045  4.60%
PF (PF60, PF70) 11521  4.40%
Reeded Edge 11420  4.36%
Ultra Cameo (UCAM) 11163  4.27%
PQ 9956  3.80%
MS (MS60-MS70) 9868  3.77%
PR (PR60, PR70) 9637  3.68%
High Relief 9189  3.51%
Incuse 8868  3.39%
Obverse or Face side 8526  3.26%
Rarity 8081  3.09%
Reverse Cameo 7485  2.86%
Brilliant Uncirculated (BU) 7463  2.85%