Brilliant Uncirculated coins are a higher standard than circulating and bullion coins.
Like Proof coins, the dies utilised to strike Brilliant Uncirculated coins are polished and finished by hand. They're given a constant refined finish with none of the extra frosting that is applied to Proof coins.
The Brilliant Uncirculated blanks are machine-fed, not hand-fed, and struck twice. As a result, they are produced at a much quicker rate than Proof coins, at around 100 coins per hour.
They use a great level of design detail but with lower definition than Proof coins. They are intended as an entry-level collectible coin or as the ideal affordable present for somebody aiming to mark a special year.