Coin Terminology and Glossary

The Coin Collecting Dictionary includes 546 titles used widely in the coin collectors community, and has received over 681040 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) 38530  13.09%
Silver Clad 27449  9.32%
Coin Silver 19619  6.66%
BN 17476  5.94%
Slabbed Coins 16990  5.77%
Encapsulated Coin 16866  5.73%
RB 16114  5.47%
Deep Cameo (DC or DCAM) 13161  4.47%
PF (PF60, PF70) 12913  4.39%
Reeded Edge 12586  4.27%
Ultra Cameo (UCAM) 12289  4.17%
PQ 11087  3.77%
MS (MS60-MS70) 11018  3.74%
PR (PR60, PR70) 10877  3.69%
High Relief 10184  3.46%
Incuse 10176  3.46%
Coin drop 9520  3.23%
Rarity 9508  3.23%
Obverse or Face side 9453  3.21%
Reverse Cameo 8571  2.91%