America The Beautiful Quarters: A Checklist Of All The Coins In This Popular Series


I was just thinking the other day -- we're already around halfway through the America the Beautiful Quarters program! It's the sequel to the 50 States Quarters program, which was popular during its 1999 through 2008 run. The America the Beautiful Quarters series, also widely called the National Parks and Monuments Quarters, is a program consisting¬†of 56 new quarters that honor one national park or historic monument in each of the 50 states, Washington, D.C., and the various U.S. … [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...]

Buy Your 2009 United States Proof Sets From The U.S. Mint While You Can

Even though it's 2010, don't forget to buy 2009 United States proof sets directly from the U.S. Mint while you still have a chance. If you think the 2009 proof set is same ol' same ol', then check out the bounty of special coins included in last year's collection: The 4 2009 Presidential dollars The 6 2009 District of Columbia & U.S. Territories quarters All 4 Bicentennial Lincoln cents The 2009 Native American dollar coin And the regular nickel, dime, and half dollar … [Read more...]

Still Smokin’: Coin Collectors Love The 2009 Territorial Quarters & 50 State Quarters


Though the U.S. Mint has already released the America the Beautiful Quarters, the 2009 Territorial Quarters and 50 State Quarters still attract the interest of seasoned and new coin collectors alike. The 2009 Territorial Quarters may be giving some coin collectors trouble if they're trying to find these coins in pocket change, though. Why? Because so many people want these coins and they're being pulled out of circulation very quickly. Finding the 50 State Quarters is somewhat easier … [Read more...]

Coin Collectors Are Looking For The New Quarters From America The Beautiful Series


The United States Mint is in the process of releasing new quarters for the America the Beautiful quarter program. America the Beautiful quarters feature national parks and monuments in each of the 50 states as well as those in the District of Columbia and the United States territories. There'll be 5 new quarters each year from 2010 until at least 2021. However, there's a provision in the America's Beautiful National Parks Quarter Dollar Coin Act of 2008 bill that allows for the extension of … [Read more...]

Final U.S. Territories Quarter Released: Northern Mariana Islands Quarter


The release of the Northern Mariana Islands quarter on December 10 marks the end of the 2009 District of Columbia and U.S. Territories quarter program. The Northern Mariana Islands quarter honors the South Pacific group of islands which have been a U.S. Commonwealth territory since the 1970s. The Northern Mariana Islands quarter features a reverse design by Phebe Hemphill; on the coin you'll find: A limestone latte (No, its not a drink! It's a traditional type of architectural … [Read more...]

U.S. Virgin Islands Quarter


The 5th coin in the 2009 District of Columbia & United States Territories Quarters series was released on September 28, 2009. The U.S. Virgin Islands quarter is currently being minted and should be making its way into your pocket change anytime now.   … [Read more...]

2009 Uncirculated U.S. Coin Set

One of the most-anticipated coin sets of the year has been released. As of October 1st, you can now order the 2009 uncirculated coin set. The 2009 uncirculated coin set is big! Thirty-six coins (yes, 36!) come in the 2009 uncirculated set. That includes 18 coins from the Denver mint and 18 coins from the Philadelphia mint. The bigger set, however, also means a bigger price than last year's set. The 2009 uncirculated coin set costs $27.95, compared to $22.95 for the 2008 uncirculated … [Read more...]

America The Beautiful Quarters To Honor National Parks, Historic Sites & Monuments On 56 U.S. Quarters

The suspense is finally over for the coin collectors who have been anxiously awaiting news of the first designs to be featured in the U.S. Mint's new America the Beautiful Quarters program. The America the Beautiful Quarters program will be a series of 56 quarters, each featuring a design that honors national parks, historic sites, and monuments throughout the United States and its territories, including the District of Columbia. The America the Beautiful Quarters program begins in 2010. Five … [Read more...]