What Does “BU” Mean?

What Does “BU” Mean?

You may have noticed the little acronym “BU” or the words “Brilliant Uncirculated,” (which is what “BU” stands for) under the condition of the coin.  “BU” is a frequently used term throughout the precious metals industry, whether you’re a numismatic collector or an investor.  This little term is actually quite important, and that’s what this article is all about!

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Things to Avoid

Things to Avoid

There are a number of tactics used by precious metals dealers all across the country to increase their profits from coin sales.  Because of the razor thin margins that come with selling bullion coins and bars, dealers often resort to pushing things that can come with a higher premium, in order balance their actual gross profits with their overall volume of sales.  Here a few of the tactics commonly used:

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