Coin Terminology and Glossary

The Coin Collecting Dictionary includes 546 titles used widely in the coin collectors community, and has received over 696265 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) 39322  13.12%
Silver Clad 27682  9.23%
Coin Silver 19812  6.61%
BN 17708  5.91%
Slabbed Coins 17494  5.84%
Encapsulated Coin 17103  5.71%
RB 16357  5.46%
Deep Cameo (DC or DCAM) 13361  4.46%
PF (PF60, PF70) 13181  4.40%
Reeded Edge 12787  4.27%
Ultra Cameo (UCAM) 12493  4.17%
PQ 11295  3.77%
MS (MS60-MS70) 11235  3.75%
PR (PR60, PR70) 11093  3.70%
High Relief 10397  3.47%
Incuse 10391  3.47%
Rarity 9819  3.28%
Coin drop 9713  3.24%
Obverse or Face side 9642  3.22%
Reverse Cameo 8778  2.93%