Articles by:

Photo of author


I'm the Coin Editor here at TheFunTimesGuide. My love for coins began when I was 11 years old. I primarily collect and study U.S. coins produced during the 20th century. I'm a member of the American Numismatic Association (ANA) and the Numismatic Literary Guild (NLG) and have won multiple awards from the NLG for my work as a coin journalist. I'm also the editor at the Florida United Numismatists Club (FUN Topics magazine), and author of Images of America: The United States Mint in Philadelphia (a book that explores the colorful history of the Philadelphia Mint). I've contributed hundreds of articles for various coin publications including COINage, The Numismatist, Numismatic News, Coin Dealer Newsletter, Coin Values, and CoinWeek. I've authored nearly 1,000 articles here at The Fun Times Guide to Coins (many of them with over 50K shares), and I welcome your coin questions in the comments below!

The Lincoln Chronicles proof set is a BIG deal. Since there are truly limited quantities of these coins, there is lots of hype surrounding the release of the Lincoln Chronicles Proof Set.

If you are buying rare coins, be sure you don't wind up stuck with a fake.

Did you hear about the person who claims to have spent a 1943 copper cent? Also, find out a bit about the common 1943 steel cent.

If one economist had his way, he would do away with most of our current denominations and offer 3-cent, 11-cent, and 37-cent coins!

Finding rare coins in circulation is hard but not impossible! A famous collector once spent three rare cents in circulation -- and nobody has reported finding them yet! There actually are a few rare Lincoln cents that, if you find one, will be worth much more than one cent.

With some of the ideas here, you will easily be able to start building a Lincoln Cent collection that will be sure to please your eyes AND conform to your budget!

The U.S. Virgin Islands quarter was the 5th coin released as part of the DC & U.S. Territories Quarters series. Here are some little-known facts and values for the U.S. Virgin Islands quarter.

The 2009 uncirculated coin set is big! 36 come in the 2009 uncirculated set. But along with a bigger set also comes a bigger price. Here's complete info about the 2009 Uncirculated U.S. Coin Set from the U.S. Mint.

Olympic coins honor sports and places and people related to the Olympics. Olympic coins are usually minted in half dollar to 10 dollar pieces.