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

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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...]

Old Copper Pennies: Which Ones To Save & What They’re Worth

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I love collecting copper pennies. While some people may think that all pennies are made entirely from copper, virtually every one-cent coin made since late 1982 has a composition consisting of 97.5% zinc and 2.5% copper. The coppery color of modern-day pennies is merely a thin plating of copper on a 99.2% zinc, 0.8% copper core. … [Read more...]

5 Money-Saving Tips For Collecting Lincoln Pennies

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I love collecting Lincoln pennies. Most collectors know "pennies" are officially called one-cent coins. But, let’s face it, the word “penny” is hard-wired into the vernacular of most Americans. Lincoln wheat cents were the first coins I ever collected when I jumped head first into numismatics as an 11-year-old boy in 1992. All these years later, I still enjoy collecting Lincoln pennies. … [Read more...]

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

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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...]

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

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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...]

7 Penny Facts – Things You Probably Don’t Know About The One-Cent Coin

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Betcha these penny facts will turn you on your head – um, obverse? Yes, the good old penny. It’s a coin you probably don’t use much these days, though I’ll bet you have a small stash of pennies somewhere in your home tucked away in an old clothes drawer or perhaps in a jar. Pennies have inspired me as a coin collector. Finding a 1941 wheat cent in my allowance hooked me on the hobby when I was a child. As a penny collector, I spent 2 years and hundreds of dollars completing an entire set … [Read more...]

Should You Hoard Copper Pennies? Reasons To Save Every Copper Penny You Find

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You may have heard a lot these days about people who hoard copper pennies and wonder why they are. After all, if you’re like most coin collectors, you probably know that silver coins have historically been the big pocket change prize. However, the times they are a-changing, and the value of copper has skyrocketed over the past few years. People are beginning to hoard copper pennies in the opportunistic pursuit of someday cashing in on the coins’ intrinsic value.   … [Read more...]

What Happens To Coins Tossed In A Fountain?

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Ever since I was a kid, I’ve wondered about what happens to coins that are thrown into water fountains. Countless people all around the world toss coins into fountains to make wishes and for good luck. Why, there’s even a 1954 movie that showcases the custom. (Three Coins in the Fountain, anyone?) I always thought coins that have been tossed into a fountain are pretty much left there. After all, they represent people’s wishes, right? Well, I did some research on this topic, because I … [Read more...]