reeded edge

Term for the grooved notches on the edge of some coins. These were first imparted by the Mint’s edge machine, later in the minting process by the use of close collars – these sometimes called the third die or collar die. Except for the 1 centavo, 2 centavos, and 5 centavos coins, all other denominations during the 1st Republic had reeded edges. The 1915 20C can be found with Fine Reeding and Coarse Reeding, with different reed count and density.

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