Coin Terminology and Glossary

The Coin Collecting Dictionary includes 546 titles used widely in the coin collectors community, and has received over 768207 search inquires.

Selected title: 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 titles

DefinitionSearchesPercentage
Specimen Proof (SP-70 or PF-70) 43931  13.38%
Silver Clad 28945  8.82%
Coin Silver 21002  6.40%
Slabbed Coins 19535  5.95%
BN 19108  5.82%
Encapsulated Coin 18434  5.62%
RB 17755  5.41%
Deep Cameo (DC or DCAM) 14522  4.42%
PF (PF60, PF70) 14420  4.39%
Reeded Edge 13868  4.22%
Ultra Cameo (UCAM) 13604  4.14%
PQ 12652  3.85%
MS (MS60-MS70) 12378  3.77%
PR (PR60, PR70) 12233  3.73%
Rarity 11513  3.51%
Incuse 11451  3.49%
High Relief 11450  3.49%
Coin drop 10839  3.30%
Obverse or Face side 10699  3.26%
Reverse Cameo 9904  3.02%