Coin Terminology and Glossary

The Coin Collecting Dictionary includes 546 terms used widely in the coin collectors community, and has received over 552819 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) 34122  13.82%
Silver Clad 25209  10.21%
BN 15652  6.34%
Encapsulated Coin 15072  6.10%
RB 13925  5.64%
Slabbed Coins 13711  5.55%
Coin Silver 11642  4.71%
Deep Cameo (DC or DCAM) 11460  4.64%
Reeded Edge 10814  4.38%
Ultra Cameo (UCAM) 10583  4.29%
PF (PF60, PF70) 10566  4.28%
MS (MS60-MS70) 9320  3.77%
PQ 9302  3.77%
PR (PR60, PR70) 8866  3.59%
High Relief 8732  3.54%
Obverse or Face side 8178  3.31%
Incuse 7921  3.21%
Rarity 7586  3.07%
Reverse Cameo 7104  2.88%
Brilliant Uncirculated (BU) 7044  2.85%