Coin Terminology and Glossary

The Coin Collecting Dictionary includes 546 terms used widely in the coin collectors community, and has received over 84528 search inquires.

Random term: Coin drop

Explanation: It is the term used to describe a publicity stunt where a valuable coin is deliberately dropped (placed) into circulation. This usually is done specifically to promote a coin show in the community. The American Numismatic Association has been doing coin drops for about a decade. A few collectors complain about 'wasting' good coins, but when properly conducted, a coin drop is a cost-effective way to promote a numismatic event

Most popular coin terms

DefinitionSearchesPercentage
Silver Clad 4818  10.67%
Specimen Proof (SP-70 or PF-70) 4143  9.18%
BN 3424  7.58%
Obverse or Face side 3089  6.84%
Ultra Cameo (UCAM) 2530  5.60%
Deep Cameo (DC or DCAM) 2428  5.38%
RB 2109  4.67%
Reeded Edge 2104  4.66%
PR (PR60, PR70) 2102  4.66%
Coin Silver 1972  4.37%
Encapsulated Coin 1962  4.35%
Reverse Cameo 1949  4.32%
PF (PF60, PF70) 1802  3.99%
Flyspecks 1714  3.80%
Brilliant Uncirculated (BU) 1637  3.63%
Clad Coinage 1621  3.59%
MS (MS60-MS70) 1592  3.53%
Deep Mirror Prooflike (DPML) 1549  3.43%
Buffing (whizzed) 1316  2.91%
Hard Times Tokens 1288  2.85%