Coin Terminology and Glossary

The Coin Collecting Dictionary includes 546 titles used widely in the coin collectors community, and has received over 833881 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) 47303  13.48%
Silver Clad 29848  8.51%
Coin Silver 21860  6.23%
Slabbed Coins 20738  5.91%
BN 20113  5.73%
Encapsulated Coin 19582  5.58%
RB 18545  5.29%
Deep Cameo (DC or DCAM) 15813  4.51%
PF (PF60, PF70) 15394  4.39%
Reeded Edge 14670  4.18%
Ultra Cameo (UCAM) 14574  4.15%
PQ 13480  3.84%
MS (MS60-MS70) 13299  3.79%
PR (PR60, PR70) 13260  3.78%
Rarity 12813  3.65%
Incuse 12313  3.51%
High Relief 12235  3.49%
Coin drop 11901  3.39%
Reverse Cameo 11561  3.30%
Obverse or Face side 11481  3.27%