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BN ?

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I am new, so forgive me if this is common knowledge.


What does BN stand for within the following NGC grade of a

half cent......


MS 61 BN



Is it good, is it bad, does it effect value, etc.?

Thank you in advance for the answer.

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The color of copper/bronze coins is designated either BN (brown), RB (red-brown) or RD (red). Sometimes the determination as to which color designation best describes the color of the coin is easy, and other times it is difficult. Generally speaking (and there certainly are exceptions), a RB example is worth more than a BN one and a RD one is worth more than a RB one.

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