Coin Terminology and Glossary

The Coin Collecting Dictionary includes 546 terms used widely in the coin collectors community, and has received over 458813 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) 29558  13.88%
Silver Clad 22828  10.72%
BN 14214  6.67%
Encapsulated Coin 13375  6.28%
RB 12024  5.65%
Slabbed Coins 11009  5.17%
Deep Cameo (DC or DCAM) 10187  4.78%
Coin Silver 9939  4.67%
Ultra Cameo (UCAM) 9348  4.39%
Reeded Edge 9287  4.36%
PF (PF60, PF70) 8734  4.10%
PQ 7841  3.68%
MS (MS60-MS70) 7672  3.60%
PR (PR60, PR70) 7595  3.57%
High Relief 7488  3.52%
Obverse or Face side 7250  3.40%
Rarity 6335  2.97%
Reverse Cameo 6238  2.93%
Brilliant Uncirculated (BU) 6080  2.85%
Clad Coinage 5907  2.77%