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What does BU stand for?

BU stands for Brilliant Uncirculated (numismatics)

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The heavy, extravagant cracker is decorated with two lavish gold bows and opens up to reveal the five glistening pounds 5 gold sovereigns, which are each struck to Brilliant Uncirculated standard and are accompanied with their individual certificates of authenticity.
The coin, which features Ian Rank-Broadley's portrait of the Queen, can be bought in gold, silver proof, brilliant uncirculated and silver piedfort, but only a limited number are available.