Coin Terminology and Glossary

The Coin Collecting Dictionary includes 546 titles used widely in the coin collectors community, and has received over 778646 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) 44587  13.41%
Silver Clad 29126  8.76%
Coin Silver 21166  6.37%
Slabbed Coins 19799  5.96%
BN 19293  5.80%
Encapsulated Coin 18676  5.62%
RB 17913  5.39%
Deep Cameo (DC or DCAM) 14731  4.43%
PF (PF60, PF70) 14600  4.39%
Reeded Edge 14026  4.22%
Ultra Cameo (UCAM) 13787  4.15%
PQ 12823  3.86%
MS (MS60-MS70) 12532  3.77%
PR (PR60, PR70) 12418  3.74%
Rarity 11785  3.54%
Incuse 11629  3.50%
High Relief 11603  3.49%
Coin drop 11017  3.31%
Obverse or Face side 10839  3.26%
Reverse Cameo 10100  3.04%