As an avid coin collector since 1992, I’ve been through my share of coin loupe magnifiers, and I want to share with you what the best magnifying glass for coins is — and why you really need one.
Coin Collecting 101
Jefferson nickels with Full Steps details are relatively scarce — and they’re quite valuable! See exactly what Full Steps nickels are, how much they’re worth, whether they’re rare or not, how to find Full Steps Jefferson nickels for cheap, and tips for collecting them.
Found a coin with an odd marking on it? It might be a counterstamp! This article will tell you what counterstamped coins are, why they exist, and how much they’re worth.
The terms “scarce” and “rare” can be confusing when understanding coin rarity. This article clears up the confusion between scarce U.S. coins vs. rare U.S. coins — with examples and coin rarity charts. Rare vs. scarce coins are explained in detail. You will see the major differences between rare U.S. coins and scarce U.S. coins – with examples and coin rarity charts.
Rare U.S. Coins
In early 2000, special Lincoln pennies were included inside 10 million boxes of Cheerios cereal. Many of the Cheerios pennies feature a “Wide AM” reverse that is quite scarce! See how much these special 2000 Wide AM pennies are worth + how much a “regular” 2000 Cheerios penny is worth.
Have you ever seen a special Cheerios dollar coin? Cheerios dollars are known as pattern coins — they’re rare and valuable!
In this article you will find (1) A complete list of U.S. coins made of silver by denomination. (2) A list of the most valuable silver coins by denomination. (3) The dates that the metal composition changed for each U.S. coin denomination throughout the years. Everything you want to know about silver nickels, silver dimes, silver quarters, silver half dollars, silver dollars, and even silver pennies!
All 1946 nickels are worth more than face value. They should definitely be on your “keep and don’t spend” list. See the current 1946 nickel value, plus valuable 1946 error nickels to look for!
Have a 1945-P nickel, a 1945-D nickel, or a 1945-S nickel? Find out how much it’s worth here. Plus, how to tell if you have a valuable 1945 error nickel!