As with most hobbies, pin collecting and trading has its own language. Here are some of the terms you may come across in addition to the definitions of pin types.
|Pin Collecting / Trading
|Pinhead||A pin collector - the name may originate from the fact that pin collectors started wearing their pins on their hats in the 1980s|
|Dealer||Someone who sells pins for money rather than trades them|
|Trader||A pin for the purposes of trading rather than keeping or collecting|
|Meet||An informal pre-planned gathering of pin traders|
|Show||A formal gathering of pin traders and dealers|
|Trade / Swap / Exchange||The action of exchanging pins between two pin traders|
|Prototype||An early pin design made in very small quantities to test designs and manufacturing. May be of inferior quality as they are not designed for issue|
|Production Pin||A mass-produced pin for issue|
|Strike||To manufacture a pin|
|Rerun / Reissue||The authoised reproduction of an existing pin, usually for commemorative purposes|
|Production Level||The number of pins issued in any one design|
|Finding||The post or pin on the back of the pin badge and the type of clasp that attaches to the pin|
Thanks to www.pincollectorssite.com for assistance in creating the definitions on this page
and also to the '1996 Olympic Games Countdown - The Official Book of Olympic Games Pin Collecting'