Before you buy gold coins from TV infomercials (or anywhere else), I would encourage you to think twice! Gold-plated “coins” are actually tokens. They’re NOT the same as gold coins produced by the U.S. Mint, which are legal tender — with a monetary value as well as a gold value. Here’s how to avoid getting scammed by fake gold coins, tips to help you buy gold coins with confidence, and the best places to buy gold coins from.
Coin Collecting 101
A coin dealer is one of the greatest resources that we coin collectors have. Coin dealers are coin experts that can help you: Buy coins Sell coins Get a coin appraisal Locate hard-to-find coins Learn more about your coins Finding a coin dealer is easy. But shopping around
Coin collectors and bullion investors love to buy silver dollars -- especially cheap silver dollars! For years, I've been advising people on the best ways to buy silver coins at the lowest prices. No matter what the silver bullion price is, there are several surefire strategies that
Did you ever wonder how many coins come in a roll? For example, do you know how many coins come in a roll of nickels? What about dimes? Or dollar coins? Every denomination of coin roll contains a certain number of coins. Here’s a rundown on the different types of coin rolls -- including
Rare U.S. Coins
Someone found a 1982 copper penny worth $18,800 — and you could too! Here’s everything you want to know about the 1982 D penny – and how to find a 1982 small date penny. See what you should be looking for.
Want to know what your 1990 penny is worth? Maybe you’ve got 1990 pennies with no letter (no mintmark) and you’re curious if you have the rare, valuable 1990 No S penny. I’m going to help you figure out whether or not you have the rare 1990 penny worth thousands of dollars, and I’ll also […]
Do you have any old dimes? Do you happen to have a 1975 Roosevelt dime without a mintmark? (So there’s no tiny “S” or tiny “P” on your 1975 dime?) See what makes this rare dime valuable and how you can find similar rare dimes.
Coin Myths, Trivia & Facts
It’s true — there’s a rare 1983 copper penny (specifically, a 1983-D penny) that’s worth $15,000. It’s a coin that many numismatic experts (those who study coins) still don’t fully understand — because it’s unlike any other copper penny the United States Mint has ever made. And there may be more out there just like […]
Think you know the United States Mint? Much has happened there since opening in 1792. These 8 cool, quirky facts about the U.S. Mint will blow your mind.