Since the 1970s, the West Point Mint has struck millions of coins. The West Point Mint currently strikes bullion coins (silver, gold, and platinum) and commemorative coins, In the 1970s and 1980s, the West Point Mint made Lincoln pennies and Washington quarters. The first West Point Mint coins did not have a mintmark. The W West Point Mint Mark first appeared in 1984. Here’s more about the many types of West Point coins, including some West Point coins you may have in your pocket right now and their current value!
Coin Myths, Trivia & Facts
Silver rounds and silver bars are popular items with many investors — but are these silver bullion products really the best buy out there? Are they better than buying silver coins? Before you buy silver bars and rounds, you should know about these pros and cons of buying silver rounds and bars. I’ll help you determine the best choice when you buy silver products.
Before you buy gold coins from TV infomercials (or anywhere else), I would encourage you to think twice! Gold-plated “coins” are actually tokens. They’re NOT the same as gold coins produced by the U.S. Mint, which are legal tender — with a monetary value as well as a gold value. Here’s how to avoid getting scammed by fake gold coins, tips to help you buy gold coins with confidence, and the best places to buy gold coins from.
It’s true — there’s a rare 1983 copper penny (specifically, a 1983-D penny) that’s worth $15,000. It’s a coin that many numismatic experts (those who study coins) still don’t fully understand — because it’s unlike any other copper penny the United States Mint has ever made. And there may be more out there just like […]
Think you know the United States Mint? Much has happened there since opening in 1792. These 8 cool, quirky facts about the U.S. Mint will blow your mind.
There’s never been a better time to begin coin collecting as a hobby. I’ve been collecting coins since 1992, and I’m going to share with you the reasons I think you’ll enjoy it too.
The 2016 Liberty commemorative gold coins are popular with coin collectors! Here’s why the U.S. Mint issued them, and what makes them so popular.
American Silver Eagles aren’t just for silver stackers — they’re exciting coins for numismatists, too. Here’s why silver eagles are fun coins to collect.
This collection of cool facts about pennies, such as how many have been made, what a 1909-S VDB penny is worth, and more will blow you away!
A list of all 56 America the Beautiful Quarters, including their release years and unique topics. I’ve also got some cool facts about these quarters!
Is now a good time to buy silver coins? A look back — and a look ahead — to help you make a good decision about buying silver coins.
A list of all the people, foods, vehicles, architecture, plants, animals, and state mottos that appear on the 50 state quarters. Plus some fun trivia too.
These little-known penny facts won’t cost you a cent, but they’ll definitely open your eyes to how much you really know — and don’t know — about pennies!
Are there spiders on your dollar bills? And what’s up with up with that pyramid and the eyeball? Learn about these and other secrets on dollar bills here!
Why do you collect coins? Have you ever asked yourself this question? Sometimes, furthering your appreciation of the hobby you love means taking a step back and considering what drew you to it in the first place and what keeps you there today.
You’ve probably read before that you shouldn’t clean your coins because doing so can lower their value. Actually, there is 1 way that you can clean your coins without damaging them, and you will learn all about that method as well as 4 ways on how you should NOT clean your coins. We’re debunking a few popular coin cleaning ideas here.
There is much lore surrounding the sixpence coin. Here are just 6 incredibly fun facts about sixpence coins.
The United States has several new 2012 coins to offer that commemorate the bicentennial of our national anthem, pasts presidents, and more.
So, why did the U.S. Mint stop production of the Platinum Coin Program anyway? If – and when – the U.S. Mint revives its entire line of platinum coins, the demand for any of the coins from the newest of 3 American Eagle coin series will be strong and steady!
Silver America the Beautiful bullion coins are 3 inches wide and weigh in at a hefty 5 ounces — all of that weight in silver.
There are 28 uncirculated coins in the 2011 United States Mint coin set.
Find out about the no-cents Liberty ‘V’ nickel — often called the Racketeer nickel. This 1883 coin has quite a story to tell.
The First Spouse gold coins series enters it 5th year in 2011. Let’s find out more about each of the First Spouse coin designs and how you can collect each of the designs for a fraction of the cost of buying the gold coins.
There’s plenty of variety for coin collectors with 2011 United States proof sets.
The 2011 ‘gold’ dollar coin honors a famous peace treaty made between Native Americans and early European settlers.