About U.S. Coins Guide

Discover the Fascinating World of U.S. Currency


The U.S. Coins Guide is your one-stop shop for up-to-date and informative content about the world of U.S. coinage. Whether you’re a seasoned numismatic enthusiast and you need some accurate information fast OR you’re just starting to explore the history and value of coins hidden in your pocket change, we’re here to guide you every step of the way!

A Treasure Trove for New Collectors

Are you intrigued by the look (and value) of certain coins and eager to delve deeper into collecting? Our comprehensive resources cater specifically to beginners — providing you with valuable insights and practical tips. Learn how to find valuable coins, manage your collection, buy & sell coins without getting ripped off, navigate coin shows and auctions, and confidently interact with coin dealers.

Find the Value of Your Coins

Perhaps you’ve stumbled upon a few interesting coins in your change or inherited a collection that sparks your curiosity. Well, you’ve definitely landed in the right place! We’ll equip you with the knowledge to answer fundamental questions about your coins — including how to determine their condition and potential value.

A Story Behind Every Coin

Join us as we explore the fascinating world of U.S. coinage — from the historical relics that have stood the test of time to the everyday coins jingling in your pocket. Learn about the most valuable and rarest coins that collectors are actively searching for, as well as scarce error coins & varieties that have unique oddities which make them super valuable. (The best part: Many of these can be found in everyday pocket change!)

What Makes Us Different

At The U.S. Coins Guide, you can find the value of your coins… FAST! We do our best to ensure that coin values remain updated to reflect current data. This makes it easy for you to find the value of any coin by year, denomination, or coin series:

  • Year (from 1792 to the present)
  • Denomination (pennies, nickels, dimes, quarters, half dollars, and dollar coins)
  • Coin series (Jefferson nickels, Lincoln pennies, Washington Quarters, etc)

Can’t find an answer to your coin question? Want to know how much your coin is worth? Post a picture of your coin in the Comments section of any article here, and we’ll do our best to help!

The Team

Meet our team who have proudly contributed:

  • Over 1,000 informative coin articles
  • More than 30 helpful coin videos
  • Literally thousands upon thousands of answers to readers’ coin questions since 2004
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A respected leader in the numismatic industry, Josh is our resident expert on all types of coinage. He is a journalist who has covered U.S. coin trends and values for decades, the author of several books, as well as the editor of this and many other coin publications. Josh has authored nearly 1,000 articles here at the U.S. Coins Guide – many garnering over 50,000 shares! Josh’s coin expertise runs the gamut from coin history & facts to coin grading & valuation. #CoinExpert
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With a keen eye for hidden treasure, Lynnette is a frugal finder of coins — not just a spender! She specializes in spotting valuable U.S. coins hiding in everyday change. For new collectors and those who are merely curious about specific coins, she shares practical tips to help you discover if your spare change holds more than meets the eye. Lynnette is an expert at sharing unconventional hacks for penny-pinching coin collectors. #CoinTips
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Treasure hunter by day, and coin collector by night. Jason unearths the secrets of coin collecting & helps you score hidden gems! By providing clever tips to help you get started in the hobby, and sharing his knowledge about the history of U.S. coins, he unveils interesting stories and facts behind a wide variety of coins. Jason is an expert in coin grading (assessing a coin’s condition). #CoinGrader
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Curtis is a man of many hobbies — from restoring Jeeps and RVs to cooking and ebiking. He also dabbles in coin collecting. As a hobbyist, Curtis is knowledgeable about specific U.S. coins, and he knows the most budget-friendly ways to find them. #BudgetCoinCollecting
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As a rare book and collectible dealer, William enjoys uncovering history –one rare coin at a time! He’s your guide to understanding the world of U.S. silver coins and older paper currency. #OldCoins