Coin Terminology and Glossary

The Coin Collecting Dictionary includes 546 terms used widely in the coin collectors community, and has received over 217560 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) 13571  12.88%
Silver Clad 11260  10.68%
BN 8374  7.95%
Encapsulated Coin 6733  6.39%
Ultra Cameo (UCAM) 5715  5.42%
RB 5655  5.37%
Deep Cameo (DC or DCAM) 5477  5.20%
Reeded Edge 4781  4.54%
Obverse or Face side 4551  4.32%
Coin Silver 4548  4.32%
PF (PF60, PF70) 4419  4.19%
PR (PR60, PR70) 4239  4.02%
PQ 3731  3.54%
MS (MS60-MS70) 3711  3.52%
Reverse Cameo 3636  3.45%
Brilliant Uncirculated (BU) 3147  2.99%
Clad Coinage 3138  2.98%
High Relief 3010  2.86%
Deep Mirror Prooflike (DPML) 2935  2.78%
Flyspecks 2691  2.55%