Coin Terminology and Glossary

The Coin Collecting Dictionary includes 546 terms used widely in the coin collectors community, and has received over 630794 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) 37160  13.39%
Silver Clad 26625  9.60%
Coin Silver 18826  6.78%
BN 16684  6.01%
Encapsulated Coin 16099  5.80%
Slabbed Coins 15684  5.65%
RB 15276  5.51%
Deep Cameo (DC or DCAM) 12416  4.47%
PF (PF60, PF70) 12031  4.34%
Reeded Edge 11847  4.27%
Ultra Cameo (UCAM) 11549  4.16%
PQ 10326  3.72%
MS (MS60-MS70) 10212  3.68%
PR (PR60, PR70) 10101  3.64%
High Relief 9513  3.43%
Incuse 9405  3.39%
Coin drop 8759  3.16%
Obverse or Face side 8744  3.15%
Rarity 8350  3.01%
Reverse Cameo 7774  2.80%