Coin Terminology and Glossary

The Coin Collecting Dictionary includes 546 terms used widely in the coin collectors community, and has received over 631738 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) 37201  13.39%
Silver Clad 26647  9.59%
Coin Silver 18839  6.78%
BN 16696  6.01%
Encapsulated Coin 16114  5.80%
Slabbed Coins 15705  5.65%
RB 15286  5.50%
Deep Cameo (DC or DCAM) 12433  4.48%
PF (PF60, PF70) 12048  4.34%
Reeded Edge 11863  4.27%
Ultra Cameo (UCAM) 11557  4.16%
PQ 10340  3.72%
MS (MS60-MS70) 10224  3.68%
PR (PR60, PR70) 10116  3.64%
High Relief 9520  3.43%
Incuse 9427  3.39%
Coin drop 8778  3.16%
Obverse or Face side 8754  3.15%
Rarity 8362  3.01%
Reverse Cameo 7782  2.80%