Coin Terminology and Glossary

The Coin Collecting Dictionary includes 546 titles used widely in the coin collectors community, and has received over 741639 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) 42340  13.30%
Silver Clad 28537  8.96%
Coin Silver 20610  6.47%
Slabbed Coins 18897  5.94%
BN 18607  5.84%
Encapsulated Coin 17927  5.63%
RB 17275  5.43%
Deep Cameo (DC or DCAM) 14116  4.43%
PF (PF60, PF70) 13975  4.39%
Reeded Edge 13492  4.24%
Ultra Cameo (UCAM) 13196  4.14%
PQ 12189  3.83%
MS (MS60-MS70) 11968  3.76%
PR (PR60, PR70) 11829  3.72%
High Relief 11093  3.48%
Incuse 11070  3.48%
Rarity 10944  3.44%
Coin drop 10453  3.28%
Obverse or Face side 10334  3.25%
Reverse Cameo 9516  2.99%