Still Smokin': Coin Collectors Love The 2009 Territorial Quarters & 50 State Quarters


Though the U.S. Mint has already released the America the Beautiful Quarters, the 2009 Territorial Quarters and 50 State Quarters still attract the interest of seasoned and new coin collectors alike. The 2009 Territorial Quarters may be giving some coin collectors trouble if they're trying to find these coins in pocket change, though. Why? Because so many people want these coins and they're being pulled out of circulation very quickly. Finding the 50 State Quarters is somewhat easier … [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...]

50 State Quarters Are Still Fun & Cheap Coins To Collect


50 State quarters continue to be popular with advanced and new coin collectors alike. Even though the 50 State quarters program ended in 2008 after a 10-year run that began in 1999, state quarters continue to show up in pocket change, on TV infomercials, and in coin folders and coin albums being filled up by the young and old. These endearing coins show us our country in all its colorful and amazing diversity. Cultural, historical, and societal icons, places, events, and people all appear … [Read more...]

Coin Collectors Are Looking For The New Quarters From America The Beautiful Series


The United States Mint is in the process of releasing new quarters for the America the Beautiful quarter program. America the Beautiful quarters feature national parks and monuments in each of the 50 states as well as those in the District of Columbia and the United States territories. There'll be 5 new quarters each year from 2010 until at least 2021. However, there's a provision in the America's Beautiful National Parks Quarter Dollar Coin Act of 2008 bill that allows for the extension of … [Read more...]

America The Beautiful Quarters To Honor National Parks, Historic Sites & Monuments On 56 U.S. Quarters

The suspense is finally over for the coin collectors who have been anxiously awaiting news of the first designs to be featured in the U.S. Mint's new America the Beautiful Quarters program. The America the Beautiful Quarters program will be a series of 56 quarters, each featuring a design that honors national parks, historic sites, and monuments throughout the United States and its territories, including the District of Columbia. The America the Beautiful Quarters program begins in 2010. Five … [Read more...]

U.S. Quarters Revive The Coin Collecting Hobby


I started my journey into coin collecting during a relatively quiet time in the hobby of coin collecting. It was the early 1990s. The 50 State Quarters program was still years away. The coin market and coin prices were reeling from a then-recent collapse in the coin investment market. There had been no major change of designs among the circulating U.S. coins for years. In general, the hobby of coin collecting, while still popular, was relatively stagnant. Of course, coin collecting had seen more … [Read more...]

7 Types Of Coin Collectors – What Type Are You?


Okay, so we know that there are all kinds of coin collectors in the world and that they all collect different types of coins. But beyond that, do you know what type of coin collector you are? That is, how do you define your coin collecting habits? Believe it or not, there are several types of labels that coin collectors often apply to their specific types of collecting traits. While a lot of people don't like to box themselves in with labels, it does help to know what type of coin … [Read more...]

Wisconsin Error Quarters In Circulation… Look For The Extra Leaf!

The 50 State Quarters spurred lots of nationwide interest. The program brought many exciting designs to our nation's pockets and coin albums. However, there are certain 50 state quarters that brought about additional interest because of minor mistakes and errors on some of the designs. One of the 50 state quarters that gets the most attention is one with a special error that can be worth hundreds of dollars: the extra leaf 2004 Wisconsin quarter. How much attention did the extra leaf Wisconsin … [Read more...]

Puerto Rico Quarter: Facts And Details


The second United States District of Columbia and U.S. Territories quarter is now being struck. The Commonwealth of Puerto Rico (the U.S. territory located roughly 1,000 miles southeast of Florida) is honored on the 2nd quarter dollar of 2009. Here's everything you want to know about the Puerto Rico quarter... … [Read more...]

Illinois State Quarters & Colorized Barack Obama Quarters


While the United States released the Illinois state quarter as part of the 50 state quarters program in 2003, it seems this coin has been getting a lot more attention recently. Ever since Senator Barack Obama was elected the 44th president, Illinois quarters bearing the new president's image have been popping up everywhere.   … [Read more...]