Coin Terminology and Glossary

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

Most popular coin terms

DefinitionSearchesPercentage
Specimen Proof (SP-70 or PF-70) 10615  11.80%
Silver Clad 9770  10.86%
BN 7224  8.03%
Encapsulated Coin 5514  6.13%
Ultra Cameo (UCAM) 5019  5.58%
Deep Cameo (DC or DCAM) 4770  5.30%
RB 4672  5.19%
Obverse or Face side 4278  4.75%
Reeded Edge 4087  4.54%
Coin Silver 3943  4.38%
PF (PF60, PF70) 3704  4.12%
PR (PR60, PR70) 3689  4.10%
Reverse Cameo 3324  3.69%
MS (MS60-MS70) 3197  3.55%
PQ 3069  3.41%
Brilliant Uncirculated (BU) 2889  3.21%
Clad Coinage 2767  3.08%
Deep Mirror Prooflike (DPML) 2609  2.90%
Flyspecks 2468  2.74%
High Relief 2349  2.61%