Coin Terminology and Glossary

The Coin Collecting Dictionary includes 546 titles used widely in the coin collectors community, and has received over 756428 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) 43323  13.36%
Silver Clad 28783  8.87%
Coin Silver 20858  6.43%
Slabbed Coins 19272  5.94%
BN 18930  5.84%
Encapsulated Coin 18231  5.62%
RB 17577  5.42%
Deep Cameo (DC or DCAM) 14348  4.42%
PF (PF60, PF70) 14237  4.39%
Reeded Edge 13724  4.23%
Ultra Cameo (UCAM) 13436  4.14%
PQ 12490  3.85%
MS (MS60-MS70) 12199  3.76%
PR (PR60, PR70) 12056  3.72%
High Relief 11313  3.49%
Incuse 11291  3.48%
Rarity 11270  3.47%
Coin drop 10674  3.29%
Obverse or Face side 10550  3.25%
Reverse Cameo 9749  3.01%