Coin Terminology and Glossary

The Coin Collecting Dictionary includes 546 terms used widely in the coin collectors community, and has received over 402450 search inquires.

Selected term: BN
Explanation: Brown: Color grade for uncirculated copper coins

Most popular coin terms

DefinitionSearchesPercentage
Specimen Proof (SP-70 or PF-70) 26601  14.02%
Silver Clad 21002  11.07%
BN 13007  6.86%
Encapsulated Coin 12011  6.33%
RB 10694  5.64%
Deep Cameo (DC or DCAM) 9253  4.88%
Slabbed Coins 8934  4.71%
Coin Silver 8537  4.50%
Ultra Cameo (UCAM) 8522  4.49%
Reeded Edge 8294  4.37%
PF (PF60, PF70) 7683  4.05%
PQ 6951  3.66%
PR (PR60, PR70) 6804  3.59%
MS (MS60-MS70) 6632  3.50%
Obverse or Face side 6598  3.48%
High Relief 6585  3.47%
Reverse Cameo 5605  2.95%
Rarity 5519  2.91%
Brilliant Uncirculated (BU) 5341  2.81%
Clad Coinage 5124  2.70%