Coin Myths, Trivia & Facts

History & Facts About Coins – Here, our coin experts are debunking popular coin myths, sharing little-known facts about counterfeit coins, gold coins & silver coins, and revealing other important coin facts that anyone who’s interested in coins should know! Everything you want to know about U.S. coins, paper currency, U.S. mints, mint marks, and more. Whether you’re concerned about buying fake coins or just need to brush up on your facts about U.S. coins… start here!

Pennies & Nickels: Their Metals Are Worth More Than Their Face Value!

Are we about to witness the demise of the penny and the nickel? New rules have gone into effect that makes it a crime to melt pennies and nickels and sell them — despite the fact that the price of the metals inside those coins is worth more than the face value of the coins themselves!