Coin Terminology and Glossary

The Coin Collecting Dictionary includes 546 titles used widely in the coin collectors community, and has received over 749756 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) 42882  13.34%
Silver Clad 28670  8.92%
Coin Silver 20741  6.45%
Slabbed Coins 19098  5.94%
BN 18777  5.84%
Encapsulated Coin 18085  5.62%
RB 17445  5.43%
Deep Cameo (DC or DCAM) 14241  4.43%
PF (PF60, PF70) 14106  4.39%
Reeded Edge 13620  4.24%
Ultra Cameo (UCAM) 13322  4.14%
PQ 12326  3.83%
MS (MS60-MS70) 12090  3.76%
PR (PR60, PR70) 11959  3.72%
High Relief 11211  3.49%
Incuse 11190  3.48%
Rarity 11110  3.46%
Coin drop 10575  3.29%
Obverse or Face side 10443  3.25%
Reverse Cameo 9638  3.00%