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Reeded Edge Defined - What is a Reeded Edge?

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This is the reeded edge of a U.S. quarter.

This is the reeded edge of a U.S. quarter.

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Definition: The reeded edge of a coin is the series of grooved lines that encircle the perimeter of some U.S. coins, such as the dime and quarter.
Examples:
The reeded edge was originally added to coins to prevent clipping and counterfeiting.
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