Coin Terminology and Glossary

The Coin Collecting Dictionary includes 546 terms used widely in the coin collectors community, and has received over 468883 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) 30074  13.88%
Silver Clad 23075  10.65%
BN 14372  6.63%
Encapsulated Coin 13592  6.27%
RB 12241  5.65%
Slabbed Coins 11326  5.23%
Deep Cameo (DC or DCAM) 10329  4.77%
Coin Silver 10148  4.68%
Ultra Cameo (UCAM) 9496  4.38%
Reeded Edge 9462  4.37%
PF (PF60, PF70) 8927  4.12%
PQ 7987  3.69%
MS (MS60-MS70) 7875  3.63%
PR (PR60, PR70) 7736  3.57%
High Relief 7611  3.51%
Obverse or Face side 7349  3.39%
Rarity 6473  2.99%
Reverse Cameo 6322  2.92%
Brilliant Uncirculated (BU) 6175  2.85%
Clad Coinage 6028  2.78%