Coin Terminology and Glossary

The Coin Collecting Dictionary includes 546 titles used widely in the coin collectors community, and has received over 863741 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) 52844  14.52%
Silver Clad 30250  8.31%
Coin Silver 22249  6.11%
Slabbed Coins 21117  5.80%
BN 20486  5.63%
Encapsulated Coin 19978  5.49%
RB 18908  5.20%
Deep Cameo (DC or DCAM) 16293  4.48%
PF (PF60, PF70) 15773  4.33%
Reeded Edge 15051  4.14%
Ultra Cameo (UCAM) 14998  4.12%
PQ 13817  3.80%
MS (MS60-MS70) 13691  3.76%
PR (PR60, PR70) 13648  3.75%
Rarity 13295  3.65%
Incuse 12682  3.49%
High Relief 12570  3.45%
Coin drop 12428  3.42%
Reverse Cameo 11929  3.28%
Obverse or Face side 11825  3.25%