U.S. Coins Worth More Than Face Value: A List Of The Most Valuable Coins You Should Be Saving In All Denominations


You probably have coins that are worth more than face value in your pocket change or coin jar right now. In fact, many old valuable coins are still in circulation today -- so your chances of finding them in your everyday change are quite good. If you're wondering which ones are keepers and which ones are not, check here to see specifically which pennies, nickels, dimes, quarters, half dollars & dollar coins are worth more than face value and worth holding onto.   … [Read more...]

Top 5 Old Coins Worth Money That You Can Find In Pocket Change

Old Coins

I'm always on the prowl for old coins in my pocket change. Since I started looking for them in my change from cash transactions, vending machines, and even take-a-penny-leave-a-penny jars, I've been rewarded with many interesting finds. Of course, not every old coin I find is worth a lot of money, but it's still neat to pluck vintage coins from circulation. Here's a rundown of 5 types of old coins worth money that you can still find in pocket change if you look hard enough ...and … [Read more...]

How To Collect Short Sets: 5 Easy Coin Collections For Collectors On A Budget

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Short sets – miniature date-and-mintmark coin collections for a given series – are highly popular for coin collectors on a shoestring budget. A short set of coins is less expensive because it contains fewer coins than a typical, complete date-and-mintmark run of coins for a series and usually avoids the expensive key-date coins. These budget coin collecting sets also provide you with a springboard to finish the rest of that series should your finances later permit. What follows below … [Read more...]

Historical Values of Barber Dimes

historical values of barber dimes

The Liberty Head dime (more commonly referred to as the Barber dime) was one of several designs created by Charles E. Barber for circulating U.S. coinage during the turn of the 20th century. Today, Barber dimes and other Barber coinage are highly popular in many coin collecting circles and collected both as a type coin and a date-and-mintmark series coin. In general, Barber dimes are highly common as tens of millions were made during their 1892 to 1916 run, with a large number of these … [Read more...]

Rare Mercury Dimes: How Much Are They Worth?


Many people wonder how much their rare Mercury dimes may be worth. That is, if they’re even rare at all. Of course, the moment somebody finds or inherits an old coin, they usually wonder right away if it’s rare. Mercury dimes, also called Winged Liberty Head dimes, were minted from 1916 to 1945 and are indeed old coins. But are they all rare? The answer is no, not all Mercury dimes are rare. In fact, during each of most of the years that Mercury dimes were made, millions upon … [Read more...]

7 Coin Sets You Can Complete For Under $10

Coin collecting on a budget probably hasn't been more important in years than it has been in recent times.With the economy still on the rocks, many people don't want to give up their hobbies but still must find a way to cut back.Thankfully, enjoying the hobby of coin collecting doesn't have to be expensive.In fact, here are 7 ideas for coin sets you can complete for under $10.  … [Read more...]

Bust Dimes: Rare Coins From The 1800s


The dime has been an integral part of commerce since the 1790s, when the dime was first created for use in the United States. In 1796, the Draped Bust dime became the very first official dime created for widespread use in the nation. All Bust dimes are scarce, though the earliest ones have become quite rare. Let's take a look at the fascinating Bust dime series.   … [Read more...]

5 Budgeting Tips For Coin Collecting


Everybody's having to watch their wallets and purses lately. While tough economic times are pushing people to cut back on entertainment and luxuries, you don't have to give up coin collecting to make ends meet. Try some of these budgeting tips: Go back to using pocket change for collecting coins... all they cost is face value Stretch coin collecting goals (like completing sets or albums) over a longer period of time Save a small percentage of your discretionary income for coin … [Read more...]

It’s Fun & Easy (& Cheap!) To Build A Proof Roosevelt Dime Coin Collection

If you're trying to find a fun and easy coin collection that won't break the bank, then you might be interested in starting a proof Roosevelt dime collection.Roosevelt dimes have been made since 1946. Through 1964, Roosevelt dimes were made from silver. Since 1965, circulation versions have been made from a copper-nickel clad composition.So, what's it take to build a proof Roosevelt dime collection -- and how much does it cost?   … [Read more...]