Wheres George Lets You See Where Your Money Has Been – Start Tracking Your Dollar Bills Now!

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I remember the first time I spotted a Wheres George dollar bill, which is part of the Currency Tracking Project.It was back on August 2, 2008 when I spotted the dollar bill marked with "track this bill at www.wheresgeorge.com". At the time, I was puzzled -- and intrigued.As you'd guess, I brought the dollar bill home, looked up www.wheresgeorge.com, and typed in the dollar bill's serial number as well as my zip code.What I learned next about my dollar bill was amazing!  … [Read more...]

Blue Ikes & Brown Ikes: How Many Were Made? What Are These Eisenhower Dollar Coins Worth?

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Blue Ikes and brown Ikes – different types of Eisenhower dollars – have been the darlings of many modern dollar coin collectors since the release of these 2 coins in 1971.That was the year that the United States Mint released the first dollar coins since the Peace dollar series ceased production in 1935.However, unlike silver dollars of yesteryear, regular-strike Eisenhower dollars contain no silver at all.That is where blue Ikes and brown Ikes come in. … [Read more...]

What’s The Lifespan Of A Coin? Find Out How Long Coins Last

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Have you wondered what the lifespan of a coin is?When I started collecting coins at the age of 11, that was one of the first things I wondered – how long does a coin last before it is too worn to use?Not long after I started collecting coins in the early 1990s, my question was answered when I heard about a report that was conducted by the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO). This study concerned the average lifespan of coins and, more specifically, how much the United States … [Read more...]

What’s the Most Expensive Coin Ever Sold?

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Did you hear about the 1794 United States silver dollar that auctioned for more than $10 million in January 2013?Now the most expensive coin ever sold, the 1794 Flowing Hair dollar was the first silver dollar ever officially minted in the United States. A coin that most collectors (including myself) would have loved to place a bid on, the specimen that sold for $10 million is considered by several consummate numismatists to have been among the first very few made, if not actually the first … [Read more...]

Historic Values of Morgan Silver Dollars

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There is probably no more popular a coin series than the Morgan dollar. United States Morgan silver dollars were first minted in 1878 and remained a regular entry in United States coinage circulation until the last of these giant silver coins was produced in 1921.Designed by George T. Morgan, this famous dollar coin features a large bust of a woman representing Miss Liberty. The design itself being modeled after Anna Willess Williams, who sat for Morgan and whose face has been immortalized … [Read more...]

Peace Dollars: Liberty Head Silver Dollars With A Message Of Hope

Peace dollars were minted from 1921 to 1935.

Some beginning coin collectors may view Peace dollars  the "other silver dollar." That is, these later silver coins may not be quite as widely known by novices as the Morgan dollar.However, if you think the Peace dollar doesn’t have its own following, then you may want to think again. Peace dollars are just one of many non-Morgan silver dollars that are well loved among coin collectors.When the Morgan dollar officially ended its run in 1921, there was a coin design ready to replace it – … [Read more...]

2011 Native American Gold Dollar Coin

With the Presidential $1 coin series in full tilt and now entering its 5th year, the changing designs on the Native American dollars also continue forth.2011 marks the 3rd year the United States Mint has been honoring Native American history and culture on the dollar coin.   … [Read more...]

10 Cheap & Famous Coins That You’ll Want In Your Coin Collection

There are many famous rare U.S. coins that attract the attention of coin collectors around the world, but what about famous coins that aren't rare? I'm talking about coins that, despite not being worth tons of money, still have managed to grab the spotlight and are among the coins that most coin collectors vie to have in their coin collections simply because they're important, famous, or popular. Here's a list of 10 such famous coins that surely deserve a spot in your coin collection.   … [Read more...]

Gold Dollars: Tiny Gold Coins From Historic Days Gone By

You've probably heard of silver dollars, but what about gold dollars? Though gold dollars may not be as widely collected as coins like the Morgan dollars and Peace silver dollars, gold dollars, in their heyday, saw circulation from coast to coast and were very important coins in commerce. These tiny gold dollars represented a lot of purchasing power in their day and were quite popular with the masses.   … [Read more...]

Old Coins You Might Have… & What They’re Worth

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It's really amazing how many old coins are floating around out there.At least a few times each week, I'll be asked how much an old penny is worth, values for old quarters, and prices for old silver coins.There are tons of old coins out there just waiting to be found in estates, buried in coffee cans, and hiding out in boxes and drawers.Let's check out some old coins you may have and see how much they're worth.Get out your magnifying glass... maybe you have some of these old coins … [Read more...]