Coin Terminology and Glossary

The Coin Collecting Dictionary includes 546 titles used widely in the coin collectors community, and has received over 715517 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) 40687  13.21%
Silver Clad 28068  9.11%
Coin Silver 20164  6.55%
Slabbed Coins 18165  5.90%
BN 18081  5.87%
Encapsulated Coin 17453  5.67%
RB 16739  5.44%
Deep Cameo (DC or DCAM) 13678  4.44%
PF (PF60, PF70) 13543  4.40%
Reeded Edge 13085  4.25%
Ultra Cameo (UCAM) 12790  4.15%
PQ 11678  3.79%
MS (MS60-MS70) 11556  3.75%
PR (PR60, PR70) 11422  3.71%
High Relief 10707  3.48%
Incuse 10690  3.47%
Rarity 10342  3.36%
Coin drop 10035  3.26%
Obverse or Face side 9947  3.23%
Reverse Cameo 9094  2.95%