Coin Terminology and Glossary

The Coin Collecting Dictionary includes 546 titles used widely in the coin collectors community, and has received over 659153 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) 37990  13.22%
Silver Clad 27144  9.45%
Coin Silver 19303  6.72%
BN 17131  5.96%
Encapsulated Coin 16553  5.76%
Slabbed Coins 16291  5.67%
RB 15713  5.47%
Deep Cameo (DC or DCAM) 12880  4.48%
PF (PF60, PF70) 12516  4.36%
Reeded Edge 12272  4.27%
Ultra Cameo (UCAM) 12012  4.18%
PQ 10753  3.74%
MS (MS60-MS70) 10703  3.73%
PR (PR60, PR70) 10551  3.67%
High Relief 9920  3.45%
Incuse 9874  3.44%
Coin drop 9196  3.20%
Obverse or Face side 9158  3.19%
Rarity 9045  3.15%
Reverse Cameo 8250  2.87%