Most Valuable Pennies: A List Of 43 U.S. Pennies Worth Holding Onto!


Wondering which pennies are worth more than face value? Which pennies you should be holding onto, rather than spending? Well here you go -- a list of the most valuable pennies, each worth more than $1 apiece. Use this cheat sheet to help you determine which pennies are worth saving and which ones are worth spending!   Which Lincoln Pennies To Keep … [Read more...]

5 Coin Collecting Supplies Every Beginning Coin Collector Must Have

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Every coin collector, early on in his or her ventures in the hobby, eventually gets to the point where they need to start investing a little money in coin collecting supplies to enjoy the pastime to its fullest. When I was 11 years old and first started collecting coins, buying supplies was not initially on the top of my to-do list. But before long, I began setting aside a little bit of my coin collecting budget for items that would become important in my numismatic … [Read more...]

The Value Of Sharing My Coin Collection With The People I Love

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As most pastimes go, it’s always better to share coin collecting with the ones you love than to go about it solo. I have learned this as I have grown into the hobby I have loved since my boyhood and now enjoy as a young man. Now in my early 30s, I find immense value in sharing my coin collection and my passion for numismatics with the people in my life who are most important to me.   Mixing Coins And Romance Can Be A Beautiful Thing … [Read more...]

My First Coin: The Gateway Into A Fun Hobby


We all started with our first coin. Everybody has a story as to how they got involved in coin collecting. Here's a brief story of my first coin and how I began my long and enjoyable journey into coin collecting...   The 1941 Lincoln Wheat Penny It was October 1992. Mom had been giving me some small change as spending money in exchange for little tasks and chores I was doing around the house. … [Read more...]

Inspiring Young Collectors: 5 Ways To Get Kids Involved Collecting Coins


Coin collecting got a shot in the arm back in 1999. That's when literally tens of millions of people -- many of them children -- began collecting the 50 States Quarters. That's now over a decade ago, and many of the young collectors who started picking 50 States Quarters from their parents' pockets and purses are now grown up. So, that begs the question -- how do we get the next generation of children interested in coin collecting? Admittedly, it can be hard to pull young kids away from … [Read more...]

5 Tips That’ll Make Coin Collecting For Kids Cheap, Easy & Fun

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Coin collecting, for kids, is one of the best hobbies for them to get involved with. Coin collecting teaches children about social and political history, introduces them to the design and sculpting arts, and provides them a chance to get in on the hobby that can last them a lifetime. A lot of people think that coin collecting is an expensive hobby. The great thing about coin collecting, though, is it can be a pastime that you adjust based on the level of interest and available funds. … [Read more...]

Free Lesson Plans For The America The Beautiful Quarters Program

The United States Mint has released new, free lesson plans for parents and teachers featuring the new America the Beautiful quarters. The America the Beautiful quarters honor our nation's national parks, landmarks, and monuments and will, over 11 years, cover one such point of interest in each of our 50 states. The United States Mint's America the Beautiful quarters lesson plans can be used in a number of different teaching environments and even include adaptability for computer and … [Read more...]

5 Coin Games Kids (And You) Will Love

Do you know any kids that want something fun to do with coins? Here are 5 coin games on the United States Mint's H.I.P. Pocket Change website that children will love. (You may enjoy these games, too!) … [Read more...]

The 10 Coin Collecting Merit Badge Requirements


Boy Scouts have been earning coin collecting merit badges for decades. The Merit Badge requirements for coin collecting ensure that any Boy Scout vying for a coin collecting merit badge completes certain objectives and goals which teach young scouts The value of money The history of coinage The many important basics of coin collecting and numismatics The coin collecting merit badge requirements are not particularly difficult to meet, but they do require careful consideration so … [Read more...]

U.S. Mint’s H.I.P. Pocket Change Site For Kids Who Collect Coins

When I first started collecting coins in the early 1990s, there was very little designed with the young coin collector in mind. I read plenty of educational and helpful books and magazines. And I did check out a few good coin collecting videos -- all geared toward the adult collector. Looking back, I know that I would have enjoyed anything designed for the young coin collector just entering the hobby. Fast forward to the present day, and you can see how things have changed. Along with … [Read more...]