Coin Terminology and Glossary

The Coin Collecting Dictionary includes 546 terms used widely in the coin collectors community, and has received over 535159 search inquires.

Selected term: Brilliant Uncirculated (BU)
Explanation: A descriptive term used to indicate an uncirculated coin that still retains a lot of the brilliant luster. Not a heavily toned coin

Most popular coin terms

DefinitionSearchesPercentage
Specimen Proof (SP-70 or PF-70) 33319  13.86%
Silver Clad 24791  10.31%
BN 15387  6.40%
Encapsulated Coin 14786  6.15%
RB 13494  5.61%
Slabbed Coins 13212  5.50%
Coin Silver 11299  4.70%
Deep Cameo (DC or DCAM) 11215  4.66%
Reeded Edge 10529  4.38%
Ultra Cameo (UCAM) 10355  4.31%
PF (PF60, PF70) 10171  4.23%
MS (MS60-MS70) 9036  3.76%
PQ 9009  3.75%
PR (PR60, PR70) 8579  3.57%
High Relief 8438  3.51%
Obverse or Face side 8019  3.34%
Incuse 7512  3.12%
Rarity 7359  3.06%
Reverse Cameo 6955  2.89%
Brilliant Uncirculated (BU) 6858  2.85%