Coin Terminology and Glossary

The Coin Collecting Dictionary includes 546 titles used widely in the coin collectors community, and has received over 651815 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

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DefinitionSearchesPercentage
Specimen Proof (SP-70 or PF-70) 37808  13.26%
Silver Clad 27043  9.49%
Coin Silver 19193  6.73%
BN 17041  5.98%
Encapsulated Coin 16456  5.77%
Slabbed Coins 16096  5.65%
RB 15615  5.48%
Deep Cameo (DC or DCAM) 12772  4.48%
PF (PF60, PF70) 12407  4.35%
Reeded Edge 12183  4.27%
Ultra Cameo (UCAM) 11905  4.18%
PQ 10659  3.74%
MS (MS60-MS70) 10597  3.72%
PR (PR60, PR70) 10461  3.67%
High Relief 9836  3.45%
Incuse 9774  3.43%
Coin drop 9100  3.19%
Obverse or Face side 9071  3.18%
Rarity 8877  3.11%
Reverse Cameo 8148  2.86%