There’s a 1965 quarter worth $7,000 because it was made on the wrong metal (silver instead of copper-nickel clad). Here’s how to identify a 1965 silver quarter. Plus a list of other rare transitional error coins to look for in all denominations — pennies, nickels, dimes, quarters, half dollars, and dollar coins.
Coin Collecting 101
If you're a coin collector, numismatist, or somebody who has worked a bit with coins, then you may have heard the acronym PMD. What is PMD? It stands for Post Mint Damage, and refers to any damage a coin has suffered after leaving the mint. Common examples of damaged coins (those with
Looking for a place to post your coins for sale online? If you want to sell coins online, you’re in luck -- because now more than ever, there are many excellent ways to list your coins online. With a few good close-up photographs of your coins and a couple clicks, you’ll be advertising your
The world of coins is full of collectors and students. Some people primarily collect coins. Others focus on studying them. Still others do a bit of both. So what's the difference between being a coin collector and numismatist? While the terms are often used interchangeably, there are
Rare U.S. Coins
The 1909 wheat penny is one of the most interesting (and valuable) coins in the Lincoln cent series. See if you have the one that’s worth $650 or more… or the one that’s worth $12 or more. Either way, if you see a tiny VDB on the coin, then you’ve got a pretty historic — and valuable — coin on your hands! The 1909 VDB penny has a unique story.
There are at least 50 different types of errors, varieties, and other unusual anomalies involving the 2005 Minnesota quarter. It’s true… the Minnesota quarter error with extra tree is worth lots of money and can be found in your pocket change! See the value of Minnesota state quarter errors, tips for finding these valuable error coins, and all of the types of errors, varieties, and anomalies that exist with 2005 Minnesota quarters.
The Lincoln Memorial penny was made from 1959 to 2008. It was — and still is — a fixture in United States commerce. While most Lincoln Memorial pennies are worth only face value (or a little more), there are a few rare Lincoln Memorial pennies you should be keeping your eye out for. Here are 5 classics, plus 3 recently discovered rare pennies.
Coin Myths, Trivia & Facts
Have a two-headed coin? Want to know what it’s worth? Find out here! See examples of two-headed coins and two-tailed coins made by the U.S. Mint. Plus, other novelty coins like the the Lincoln-Kennedy penny and other 2-headed coins that are not US Mint coins.
The 1979 proof set is the first to feature the Susan B. Anthony dollar. 1979 is also also the year of 2 different types of proof sets — because the U.S. Mint changed the appearance of the ‘S’ mintmark on the coins in the proof set. One is called a 1979 proof set Type 1. The other is called a 1979 proof set Type 2. Here you can find out which one you have and how much it’s worth!