Coin Terminology and Glossary

The Coin Collecting Dictionary includes 546 terms used widely in the coin collectors community, and has received over 572491 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) 35120  13.79%
Silver Clad 25692  10.09%
BN 15983  6.27%
Encapsulated Coin 15436  6.06%
RB 14404  5.65%
Slabbed Coins 14381  5.65%
Coin Silver 12052  4.73%
Deep Cameo (DC or DCAM) 11773  4.62%
Reeded Edge 11122  4.37%
PF (PF60, PF70) 11102  4.36%
Ultra Cameo (UCAM) 10885  4.27%
PQ 9673  3.80%
MS (MS60-MS70) 9621  3.78%
PR (PR60, PR70) 9316  3.66%
High Relief 8967  3.52%
Incuse 8427  3.31%
Obverse or Face side 8352  3.28%
Rarity 7851  3.08%
Reverse Cameo 7283  2.86%
Brilliant Uncirculated (BU) 7273  2.86%