Coin Terminology and Glossary

The Coin Collecting Dictionary includes 546 terms used widely in the coin collectors community, and has received over 458804 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) 29558  13.88%
Silver Clad 22828  10.72%
BN 14214  6.67%
Encapsulated Coin 13375  6.28%
RB 12024  5.65%
Slabbed Coins 11009  5.17%
Deep Cameo (DC or DCAM) 10187  4.78%
Coin Silver 9939  4.67%
Ultra Cameo (UCAM) 9348  4.39%
Reeded Edge 9287  4.36%
PF (PF60, PF70) 8734  4.10%
PQ 7841  3.68%
MS (MS60-MS70) 7672  3.60%
PR (PR60, PR70) 7595  3.57%
High Relief 7488  3.52%
Obverse or Face side 7250  3.40%
Rarity 6335  2.97%
Reverse Cameo 6238  2.93%
Brilliant Uncirculated (BU) 6080  2.85%
Clad Coinage 5907  2.77%