Coin Terminology and Glossary

The Coin Collecting Dictionary includes 546 terms used widely in the coin collectors community, and has received over 576647 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) 35304  13.79%
Silver Clad 25771  10.06%
BN 16053  6.27%
Encapsulated Coin 15505  6.05%
Slabbed Coins 14507  5.66%
RB 14476  5.65%
Coin Silver 12114  4.73%
Deep Cameo (DC or DCAM) 11823  4.62%
PF (PF60, PF70) 11176  4.36%
Reeded Edge 11172  4.36%
Ultra Cameo (UCAM) 10940  4.27%
PQ 9734  3.80%
MS (MS60-MS70) 9680  3.78%
PR (PR60, PR70) 9376  3.66%
High Relief 9010  3.52%
Incuse 8518  3.33%
Obverse or Face side 8381  3.27%
Rarity 7888  3.08%
Reverse Cameo 7311  2.85%
Brilliant Uncirculated (BU) 7305  2.85%