Coin Terminology and Glossary

The Coin Collecting Dictionary includes 546 terms used widely in the coin collectors community, and has received over 331637 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) 22557  14.10%
Silver Clad 18010  11.26%
BN 11448  7.16%
Encapsulated Coin 10237  6.40%
RB 9112  5.70%
Deep Cameo (DC or DCAM) 7993  5.00%
Ultra Cameo (UCAM) 7519  4.70%
Reeded Edge 6936  4.34%
Coin Silver 6885  4.30%
PF (PF60, PF70) 6444  4.03%
Slabbed Coins 6407  4.01%
PR (PR60, PR70) 5868  3.67%
PQ 5849  3.66%
Obverse or Face side 5806  3.63%
High Relief 5524  3.45%
MS (MS60-MS70) 5437  3.40%
Reverse Cameo 4848  3.03%
Rarity 4410  2.76%
Clad Coinage 4359  2.72%
Brilliant Uncirculated (BU) 4288  2.68%