Platformer score animations

I am currently working on a platformer where the character runs, jumps, collects items, etc. Right now, if the character touches a collectible like a coin, it disappears using unloadMovie(). I want to be able to add a score animation, e.g. when the coin disappears, a “100” symbol appears letting the player know that the coin was worth 100 points). Does anyone know a good way to accomplish this? Right now I have a movieclip with an animation (making the “100 symbol” float into the air for 6 frames) show up everytime a coin is touched. I can’t get it work properly. Any help is greatly appreciated. Any suggestions on how to accomplish this/make it work better?