KEY COINS 101 – See what a key date coin is… What makes a key-date coin so rare… How key dates coins are different from semi-key dates. The most popular key coins & semi-key coins. And what better date coins are! Everything you want to know about rare key coins & how to identify them yourself. See if you have a key-date coin now!
Coin Collecting 101
Do you have any damaged coins or coins with an excessive amount of wear? These are generally called cull coins. Not only are they relatively easy to find — they’re also cheap coins to buy! Here’s more about these types of coins, what they’re worth, and why they may be a good fit for your collection.
Your weird looking coins might be error coins! Here’s how to tell what’s a legit error coin from the U.S. Mint (like the rare 1990 penny, valuable doubled die coins, and bubbled coins) and what’s an altered coins or novelty coin (like two-headed coins, colorized coins, gold-plated coins, really small coins, really large coins, coins with odd rims and edges, dimes & quarters without edge grooves). Plus a list of some of the most common U.S. coin errors that you could actually find in your pocket change!
Coin folders and coin albums each have their following, and each have their own sets of pros and cons. Be sure you take into account which type of needs you have as a coin collector before you go out and buy either coin folders or coin albums. Here’s why I like to use coin albums for my most expensive coin collections and coin folders for all the rest.
Rare U.S. Coins
Find out here if your quarter without ridges is a valuable quarter error or not. Plus, smooth edge quarter values for all broadstrike error quarters dated 1964 and newer.
What is an error penny — and how much are error pennies worth? Our penny error list shows you which penny errors to look for, common & rare error pennies, unique pennies that look like errors but are not, and how much they’re all worth!
All about coin rim errors – how to spot them, how much they’re worth, the most valuable types of rim errors on coins, how to tell rim errors from rim damage
WW2 Pennies From 1944-1946: See how shell case pennies got their name, why they were struck, and how much these old Lincoln wheat pennies from World War II are worth today
Have you got any pre-1983 pennies? I always save copper pennies from my pocket change and from searching through coin rolls — it’s definitely worth it! See what makes all pennies before 1983 worth holding onto.