Coin Terminology and Glossary

The Coin Collecting Dictionary includes 546 titles used widely in the coin collectors community, and has received over 651542 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) 37801  13.26%
Silver Clad 27040  9.49%
Coin Silver 19190  6.73%
BN 17037  5.98%
Encapsulated Coin 16454  5.77%
Slabbed Coins 16092  5.65%
RB 15612  5.48%
Deep Cameo (DC or DCAM) 12770  4.48%
PF (PF60, PF70) 12402  4.35%
Reeded Edge 12179  4.27%
Ultra Cameo (UCAM) 11901  4.18%
PQ 10655  3.74%
MS (MS60-MS70) 10596  3.72%
PR (PR60, PR70) 10459  3.67%
High Relief 9833  3.45%
Incuse 9770  3.43%
Coin drop 9096  3.19%
Obverse or Face side 9069  3.18%
Rarity 8869  3.11%
Reverse Cameo 8143  2.86%