Canadian coins provide a refreshing alternative to collecting U.S. coins. The wonderful images found on the reverse of most Canadian coins make collecting them a satisfying pastime.
Everything you want to know about New Hampshire state quarters including errors, current value, how the design was chosen, and the story of the Old Man Of The Mountain.
Finding old coin price guides and coin value guides has gotten easier in recent years thanks to auction web sites like eBay. But yard sales, garage sales, and flea markets also make for great places to locate old coin books, magazines, and publications. There is a fairly significant market for old coin publications.
There are some new coins that depict President Barack Obama. While these Barack Obama coins may be great items for the history buff, presidential student, or fan of Obama, it is important to note that these coins are NOT official legal-tender products of the United States Mint! The Barack Obama coin is purely a novelty coin.
Wondering about the differences between Franklin Mint coins and U.S. Mint coins? Many people enjoy collecting novelty coins and medals sold through the Franklin Mint. But true coin collectors generally only purchase coins that originated from the U.S. Mint. Here’s why…
The young coin collector needs a way to store their coin collection. But sometimes young collectors need supplies that are particularly suitable for their little hands, desire for fun, and tendency for mishandling. What do you buy for the young person’s coin collection? Here are some ideas.
We’ve all heard about why we should collect coins, but what are some of the reasons one should not collect coins? Here’s my take on this… some reasons coin collecting isn’t for everybody.
This is a comparison of coins found on the Home Shopping Network with the same coins obtained through a coin dealer. The point is to show beginner coin collectors that the Home Shopping Network may not be the best place to buy coins — at least if you’re trying to save money!
See how much Hawaii state quarters are worth, plus other fun facts about the last quarter to be produced in the 50 State Quarters program.
Coin collectors typically break down U.S. quarters into the following 5 types of quarters: Bust quarters, Liberty Seated quarters, Barber quarters, Standing Liberty quarters, and Washington quarters. Here’s info about these 5 kinds of U.S. quarters that people frequently collect.
There are many different kinds of coin holders available, but one of the best is the Air-Tite coin holder. Air-Tite coin holders are plastic, circular coin holders that are a few millimeters or so larger in diameter than the coin itself. Here’s why I use Air-Tite coin holders.
Selling coins is something that must be done with careful consideration beforehand.
After all, you wouldn’t want to sell your coins for the wrong price, and you don’t want to wind up hanging onto them too long either. Here are some coin selling tips, plus advice before you sell coins on eBay.
Silver quarters what they are, how you can find them, and what they are worth. Do you have some silver quarters you found in your pocket change? If so, check here to see how much they are worth.
Even the scarcest of the Jefferson nickels are not at all cost-prohibitive for the average coin collector, making Jefferson nickels a very good coin collection to assemble for most anyone. Incredibly, Jefferson nickels can, on occasion, still be found in circulation!
For Lincoln cents, 1982 was a landmark year. In 1982, the value of copper actually began to exceed the face value of the cent. Here’s a little about zinc vs copper Lincoln memorial cents, small date vs large date cents, and the 7 varieties of 1982 Lincoln memorial cents, including their value today.
What are 1943 steel pennies worth? What are 1943 copper pennies worth? Here are there values, including what to look for and how to spot a fake 1943 Lincoln copper cent.
Proof sets are one of the best ways to purchase crisp examples of U.S. coins. These proof sets, contain coins with burnished, mirror-like surfaces and are a favorite way for coin collectors to purchase high-quality coins straight from the U.S. Mint. The Presidential dollar proof sets are no exception.
The 50 State Quarters program was so popular early on — and has remained so — that far more people than the number of 50 states quarters proof sets available were clamoring for these popular coins. See what 50 state quarters proof sets are worth today, and whether they’re likely to hold their value or not.
You may be glad to hear that there are dozens of U.S. coins considered rare, and that many estates include rare U.S. coins. Many others are found in attics, old drawers and chests, and some are even found in circulation!
In general, most wheat pennies are worth just a few cents (perhaps 10 cents). However, if worn and of a highly common date and mint mark combination, many wheat cents are quite valuable. In fact, some of the scarcest wheat cents are downright expensive — costing into the hundreds of dollars in the most worn condition. Here’s the scoop.
While it is theoretically possible to find any legal tender money in circulation, including old and even rare coins, the likelihood of finding such coins in circulation is small — but not impossible. Plus, you may find some error coins, as well. Here’s what to look for.
There really is a lot of diversity in U.S. coins. In the United States’ more than 200 years of coin production, our nation has seen many types of interesting coins. However, if you’re a coin collector and you find yourself a little bored with ‘typical’ modern U.S. coins, then consider these 5 unique types of coins worth collecting.
Here’s everything you want to know about Buffalo nickels and what they’re worth today.
Hundreds of millions of Bicentennial coins were struck during 1975 and 1976 — both in the regular copper-nickel clads for circulation and in a 40% silver clad composition for collectors. The silver Bicentennial coins were sold in mint sets and proof sets. These mint sets and proof sets were first sold in 1975 and remained mint offerings into the mid-1980s. The U.S. Mint wound up melting millions of unsold silver Bicentennial coins.
Here are 5 books I believe every coin collector should consider owning…
Many gold coins minted in the U.S during the second half of the 19th century and into the first decades of the 20th century have values which have long fluctuated with the prevailing gold prices. The best time to buy a gold coin is usually when gold prices are lower. The best time to sell is when gold coin are higher. The value of your gold coins will be largely dependent upon the current price of gold. Here’s more.
Everything you want to know about American Buffalo gold bullion coins. This is a 24k gold coin that is quite valuable. See how much a Buffalo gold coin is worth today.
The mintage number of a coin simply refers to how many coins were struck by the mint. It does not, however, necessarily refer to how many coins still exist.
What’s my coin worth? While it may seem like a fairly easy question, it takes a really good evaluation of the coin by a professional coin dealer to determine your coin’s value accurately. You see, when determining the value of a coin, the appraiser must consider not only the date and denomination of the coin, but also what condition it is in, what the value of the metal is, the relative scarcity of the coin, and other issues.
Here are 5 tips to guide you through your very first coin show. Plus, a wealth of coin show advice from myself and others who’ve been to lots of different coin shows.
Proof coins represent the finest, the very best, that any U.S. Mint has to offer. You see, proof doesn’t refer to a particular grade. Rather, proof refers to the result when a coin is manufactured in a special way. Proof coins vary greatly from their business strike — regular, circulation-quality — counterparts and they take a different path in the Mint.
You’re probably wondering… what is a mint set? Is it anything like a proof set? Here’s what you need to know about mint coin sets.
I have bought coins on eBay before and have yet to experience any trouble. However, I do exercise several precautions that can help me to avoid running into any online auction hassles. Here is some advice from a longtime coin collector… before you buy coins on eBay.
The business of buying and selling coins sure has changed over the years. Once something done strictly behind bricks and mortar, coin dealers have in recent years made the jump to the Internet, and this has allowed once-localized retail shops…
Ironically, silver nickels have no nickel in them… just silver. So most Jefferson war nickels are worth their ‘spot value’ — that is, the amount of money the metal inside the coin is worth. Here’s how to check current silver prices and find out how much your silver war nickels from 1942 to 1945 are worth.
Here are 6 tips for buying coins from coin dealers, including insider tips for how to act when you’re in a coin dealer’s store, plus what to expect in terms of coin prices and values.
Here are the rarest wheat pennies, along with the prices and values for these rare Lincoln wheat pennies.
Here’s my story… why I decided to start collecting coins, what I get out of it, and my tips for those looking for coin collecting information.
A twentieth century type coin set is a collection of coins which includes one of each design from each denomination the United States produced between 1900 and 1999. It’s a fun — and relatively simple — way to collect U.S. coins.
Here are some tips for setting fun goals for your coin collection — no matter how large or small it might be — even if you never really thought of yourself as a ‘coin collector’.
How long have people been collecting coins? About a long as coins have been made — around 600 BC to 800 BC. In addition to a brief history of coins and info about the history of coin collecting, see how the 50 State Quarters program sparked a renewed interest in coin collecting in the late 1990s. Collecting the U.S. quarters led many to start collecting coins of other types as well. Here we review the ups and downs of coin collecting through the years, and how it all comes back to the U.S. quarter.
Do you know how to tell a war nickel from a regular Jefferson nickel? I’ll show you – it’s simple! Plus, see what Jefferson nickels are worth today… including war nickels.