Coin Terminology and Glossary

The Coin Collecting Dictionary includes 546 terms used widely in the coin collectors community, and has received over 231759 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) 15218  13.48%
Silver Clad 12127  10.74%
BN 8826  7.82%
Encapsulated Coin 7228  6.40%
RB 6140  5.44%
Ultra Cameo (UCAM) 5984  5.30%
Deep Cameo (DC or DCAM) 5774  5.12%
Reeded Edge 5020  4.45%
Coin Silver 4811  4.26%
Obverse or Face side 4685  4.15%
PF (PF60, PF70) 4678  4.14%
PR (PR60, PR70) 4456  3.95%
PQ 3987  3.53%
MS (MS60-MS70) 3965  3.51%
Reverse Cameo 3793  3.36%
High Relief 3334  2.95%
Clad Coinage 3300  2.92%
Brilliant Uncirculated (BU) 3272  2.90%
Slabbed Coins 3110  2.76%
Deep Mirror Prooflike (DPML) 3071  2.72%