Production Status is a standard field for all Database Item Types with a few options only available on specific Item Types.

Read on for an explanation of each Production Status option.

All Database Item Types

  • Autographed - Signed by a celebrity or another individual connected to the item. More info here.

  • Canceled - Item was planned for production and announced in a catalog or similar, but was canceled before being distributed to consumers.

  • Chase - A limited-production item, usually randomly distributed among a standard version of the same item. See also "Super Chase" below under Model Vehicles Only.

  • Counterfeit - An unauthorized reproduction item made with the intention to deceive or defraud the buyer. Also known as Fakes or Imitations. More info here.

  • Custom - An item that has been significantly altered or scratch-built (not just slightly altered, say where only the bumpers of a model car are painted). More information on adding customs to the database here.

  • Deluxe - An item produced with more features or to a higher quality than the standard items produced by its Brand. 
    • Note: Not all categories of collectibles use this terminology. Model cars should always use "Premium Range" instead of "Deluxe."

  • Error - An item that differs from the standard production version due to a mistake made at the factory, for example, if it has pieces missing in a sealed package, incorrect parts, wrong decoration, etc.

  • Exclusive - Originally available for purchase only from a specific club, retailer or other organization.

  • Limited Edition - Intentionally limited production, usually advertised as such by the Brand.

  • Premium Range An item produced with more features or to a higher quality than the standard items produced by its Brand. 
    • Note: Not all categories of collectibles use this terminology. Model cars should always use "Premium Range" instead of "Deluxe."

  • Promotional - An item given away for free at an event or with a purchase of another item.

  • Prototype - A pre-production version of an item. Often handmade or unfinished.

  • Regional - An item only available in a specific region, for example a city or country.

  • Reproduction - A replica of an out-of-production item that is clearly marked or advertised as a reproduction. Does not include fake, imitation, or counterfeit items (see "Counterfeit" above).

  • Set Exclusive - An item only available as part of a larger set, for example a model car only sold in a multipack with other cars. This does not include store exclusives (see "Exclusive" above) or items sold individually as part of an exclusive series.

  • Standard - This is the default Production Status for normal production items. Select Standard if none of the other Production Statuses apply.

Database Item Type-Specific

Coins Only

Note that besides our standard Counterfeit coins have four more Counterfeit statuses.  Counterfeit is used here for contemporary items.

  • Mule - A coin that is struck with an obverse and a reverse that don’t match, and for a number of potential reasons Numismatists can tell that this was done in error. One type as an example: obverse from the 2nd Century and reverse from the 1st century

  • Brockage - A coin with one side showing an incuse version of the other side. It is an error but is a type that is collected separately

  • Counterfeit | Ancient - Counterfeit coins produced anciently.

  • Counterfeit | Fourrée - A coin, most often a counterfeit, that is made from a base metal core that has been plated with a precious metal to look like its solid metal counterpart.

  • Counterfeit | Limes - Ancient but counterfeit cast or struck in a copper (bronze) alloy copies of what should be silver denarii.

  • Counterfeit | Paduans - Renaissance creations of ancient coins. This is where we are crossing the line from truly ancient to relatively modern coinage.

Model Vehicles Only

  • Dealer Promo - Model cars given away by automobile dealerships to promote the full-size models in their showrooms.

  • Super Chase - an extremely limited version of an item. See Chase above.

Pins & Badges, Keychains, and Magnets Only

  • Renegade - Brands considered copycats that operated in a gray zone, a perfect example is the Hard Rock Cafe Heidelberg which was not part of Hard Rock International.

Pins & Badges Only

  • Fantasy / Not licensed - An unofficial pin made to look official (this example uses both the logos of Hard Rock Café and Disney).

  • Staff Only - A pin or badge awarded to a Brand's staff members.