Coin Terminology and Glossary

The Coin Collecting Dictionary includes 546 terms used widely in the coin collectors community, and has received over 410429 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) 27029  13.98%
Silver Clad 21326  11.03%
BN 13253  6.86%
Encapsulated Coin 12195  6.31%
RB 10915  5.65%
Deep Cameo (DC or DCAM) 9397  4.86%
Slabbed Coins 9275  4.80%
Coin Silver 8741  4.52%
Ultra Cameo (UCAM) 8641  4.47%
Reeded Edge 8444  4.37%
PF (PF60, PF70) 7819  4.04%
PQ 7093  3.67%
PR (PR60, PR70) 6918  3.58%
MS (MS60-MS70) 6775  3.50%
High Relief 6726  3.48%
Obverse or Face side 6704  3.47%
Reverse Cameo 5716  2.96%
Rarity 5664  2.93%
Brilliant Uncirculated (BU) 5450  2.82%
Clad Coinage 5233  2.71%