Enormous Silver America The Beautiful Quarters Make Huge Debut

In 2010, America the Beautiful quarters made their debut. After much anticipation in the numismatic community, 5-ounce silver versions of the America the Beautiful quarters have finally been released. Here's the inside scoop on these large, silver America the Beautiful quarters and how you can get one (or more!)   … [Read more...]

The 2011 Mint Set: Great For Collecting Uncirculated Coins

Collecting each of the coins from 2011 is made easier by purchasing a 2011 mint set. The 2011 mint set contains uncirculated coins representing each of the designs and denominations the United States Mint has made for the year. 2011 is going to be another busy year for the United States Mint, so buying a set of coins for the year is one of the most convenient ways to keep up with the action. The 2011 United States mint set costs $31.95.   … [Read more...]

2011 Proof Sets Offer Variety For Every Coin Collector

2011 is bringing a variety of United States Mint proof sets to coin collectors. With silver proof sets, copper-nickel clad proof sets, and commemorative proof sets, there are plenty of options when it comes to buying examples of 2011 United States coins. Let's take a look at all the shimmering details of what numismatists have to look forward to this year.   … [Read more...]

2011 National Park Quarter Designs

The new 2011 quarter designs have been announced, and they'll soon be turning up in pockets and purses in your neck of the woods. National Park quarters, otherwise called America The Beautiful quarters, comprise an 11-year series honoring national parks and landmarks in each of the 50 states. The series began in 2010 and should continue on through 2021. Let's take a look at the 5 coins that'll be made in 2011.   … [Read more...]

New Quarter Featuring The Grand Canyon Released Fall 2010

The United States Mint is going to get the fall season started with another new quarter! The Grand Canyon quarter will be released September 21. A ceremony will be held on the South Rim on that date to officially mark the release of the new quarter. Be sure to start checking your pocket change for the Grand Canyon quarter, because it should start turning up by the middle of fall. Proof sets and uncirculated coin sets offered by the U.S. Mint are another way to be sure you have an example … [Read more...]

10 Coin Collecting Short Set Ideas For Coin Collectors On A Budget

Minding the budget while enjoying coin collecting can sometimes be a challenge. However, it's possible to still enjoy the hobby of coin collecting while paying careful attention to how much money you're spending. Building a short set is a common way of rounding out a coin collection while not spending a fortune to complete an entire date-and-mintmark run of coins. What's a short set and what are some common coin short sets? Let's look at 10 popular coin collecting short sets...  … [Read more...]

Brand New 2010 Silver Proof Set Released August 26

The 2010 silver proof set is being released August 26!Now's your chance to get the dime, all 5 of the America the Beautiful quarters, and the half dollar in 90% silver. The brand new 2010 silver proof set can be bought directly from the United States Mint for $56.95. … [Read more...]

Colorized Coins Make Interesting Additions To Novelty Coin Collections

If you've ever seen the ads on TV or in magazines for colorized coins, you may be curious in finding out more about what colorized coins are and what they're worth.While colorized coins that have been painted after leaving the mint really aren't worth anything in the numismatic sense, they are artistic.Colorized coins are a type of novelty coin and should be viewed less as investments and, instead, as a way of enjoying a different type of coin art.  … [Read more...]

Enormous 5-Ounce America The Beautiful Silver Coin Available Soon

The America the Beautiful Quarters have been part of our pocket change for several months now, but there's another entry into the America the Beautiful Quarters series that you won't be seeing in circulation... The 5-ounce America the Beautiful silver coin. This 3-inch silver coin with 5 ounces of silver will soon be available from the United States Mint. No exact release date or price is currently available, but about 500,000 of these large silver coins are expected to be made in 2010. … [Read more...]

Check Out The Coin Folders & Coin Albums For The New Quarters

Check out some of the coin albums, coin books, and coin folders available for the new quarters. The America the Beautiful Quarters are being released from the United States Mint every couple months now, and coin collectors are in serious need of some up-to-date coin supplies for these new coins. Be sure you keep your eye on your pocket change and start working on filling up a new America the Beautiful Quarters folder soon! … [Read more...]