Coin Terminology and Glossary

The Coin Collecting Dictionary includes 546 terms used widely in the coin collectors community, and has received over 372953 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) 25057  14.11%
Silver Clad 19934  11.22%
BN 12329  6.94%
Encapsulated Coin 11241  6.33%
RB 9996  5.63%
Deep Cameo (DC or DCAM) 8704  4.90%
Ultra Cameo (UCAM) 8088  4.55%
Slabbed Coins 7991  4.50%
Coin Silver 7884  4.44%
Reeded Edge 7726  4.35%
PF (PF60, PF70) 7134  4.02%
PQ 6569  3.70%
PR (PR60, PR70) 6394  3.60%
Obverse or Face side 6257  3.52%
High Relief 6122  3.45%
MS (MS60-MS70) 6104  3.44%
Reverse Cameo 5258  2.96%
Rarity 5063  2.85%
Brilliant Uncirculated (BU) 4967  2.80%
Clad Coinage 4778  2.69%