Coin Terminology and Glossary

The Coin Collecting Dictionary includes 546 terms used widely in the coin collectors community, and has received over 483001 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) 30798  13.89%
Silver Clad 23402  10.55%
BN 14609  6.59%
Encapsulated Coin 13880  6.26%
RB 12512  5.64%
Slabbed Coins 11729  5.29%
Deep Cameo (DC or DCAM) 10533  4.75%
Coin Silver 10366  4.68%
Reeded Edge 9724  4.39%
Ultra Cameo (UCAM) 9703  4.38%
PF (PF60, PF70) 9190  4.14%
PQ 8200  3.70%
MS (MS60-MS70) 8105  3.66%
PR (PR60, PR70) 7928  3.58%
High Relief 7786  3.51%
Obverse or Face side 7504  3.38%
Rarity 6665  3.01%
Reverse Cameo 6457  2.91%
Brilliant Uncirculated (BU) 6313  2.85%
Clad Coinage 6221  2.81%