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...]

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

Wheres George

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...]

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...]

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...]

Secrets On Dollar Bills: Fun Secrets To Look For On Your Dollar Bills

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Have you ever taken any time to study your money? Pull out a dollar bill from your wallet, purse, or pocket change… Notice all the little symbols on that piece of currency? Some people say there are secrets on the dollar bill – symbols, if you will, that convey secret messages. What are these symbols on the dollar bill and what do they mean? This is something that I wanted to learn more about. When I first started collecting coins, I naturally also had a little interest in paper currency. … [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...]

3 Reasons Low Ball Coins Should Be High On Your Coin Wish List

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Have you ever found a coin in your pocket change that was so worn you could barely even tell what date was on it? These types of coins have received so much wear that they are almost worn smooth, and while many coin collectors avoid buying or keeping these so-called low ball coins, some actually do seek them for their collections. What is the appeal of collecting coins in such low grades, you may ask? #1 - They are dirt cheap as compared to similar types of coins that are in much higher … [Read more...]