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Coin Myths, Trivia & Facts
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! Whether you're concerned about buying fake coins or just need to brush up on your facts about U.S. coins... start here!
The Boy Scouts commemorative dollar is very popular. So popular, in fact, that the U.S. Mint has already sold all of the uncirculated versions of the coin!
The new penny in 2010 features a Union shield. Instead of having to look for these new coins in pocket change, you can now order rolls directly from the United States Mint.
The new $100 bill due out in 2011 will have more than just a few design changes. The new bill will have a ton of new security features that will make this one of the most technologically advanced pieces of money ever printed.
The United States Mint direct ship dollar coin program makes it easier for you to help put more dollar coins in circulation.
Beginning in 2011, Canada will begin using plastic money in place of the cotton-based currency the nation has used for generations. Find out why the Canadian government says that, in this case, plastic is better than paper.
While a Ronald Reagan coin likely will not be in your pocket or coin collection until 2016, a U.S. Congressman has proposed Reagan appear on the $50 bill — replacing Ulysses S. Grant.
Here are 10 fast facts about pennies that will amaze you and your friends!
The Franklin Mint is a respected company selling both legal tender and novelty coins. Before buying Franklin Mint coins, be sure to check out some of this info.
Barack Obama presidential coins are popular coin collectors’ items, but are they really rare or good investments?
The United States one cent coin has a long and colorful history. Come look at the U.S. penny and its roots, which can be traced back well over 1,000 years.
Coin ads on TV can look appealing, but are shop at home coins really the best deal for you? Shop around — there’s a strong chance you can buy the same coins from a regular coin dealer for a much lower price.
1943 steel pennies are among the most popular Lincoln cents perhaps, in part, because they look so different than the traditional copper Lincoln cents we’re used to seeing. Check out some fun facts about 1943 steel pennies as well as the value of your 1943 steel pennies.
Olympic coins are one of the most popular and diverse types of United States commemorative coins, with many different designs available.
Eisenhower dollars, which were made from 1971 to 1978, represent one of the most achievable coin sets to complete thanks to relatively high mintages and a small number of different dates that you’ll have to collect.
1965 was the year copper-nickel clad coins were first introduced to circulation in the United States. Today, copper-nickel clad coins continue to carry a heavy workload in circulation, while silver coins in pocket change have for decades been a thing of the past.
In 2010, the Lincoln cent coin was redesigned, honoring President Lincoln with the union shield on its reverse (tails side). Lincoln’s portrait remains on the obverse (heads side) of the penny — it looks just as it has since it was first placed on the U.S. penny in 1909. This new penny design for 2010 and beyond is not without its controversy. See how the Lincoln cent has changed through the years.
First State Depository in Wilmington, Delaware, keeps gold safe for individuals, companies, and investment firms. First State uses a highly secure vault and lots of space to protect the precious metal investments contained within. Learn more about this popular gold depository and how you can keep your investments safe there, too.
The United States Mint has released information about the designs of the new 2010 Presidential Dollar coins. See what the Presidential Dollar coins will look like.
As the first small penny in the U.S., the Flying Eagle cent was minted from 1856 to 1858. See which Flying Eagle cents are rare, and the current value of Flying Eagle cents.
Have you ever heard of a Godless dollar. It is a United States Mint error which left the motto IN GOD WE TRUST off the dollar coin. The problem is that some people are grinding the motto off regular coins and passing them off as real — and it may be at YOUR expense!
Elongated coins are also sometimes called pressed pennies, squished pennies, and squashed pennies. Elongated coin collecting falls into a category of the hobby called exonumia.
It is not uncommon to find a misrepresentations in coin advertising. some coin ads attempt to lure unsuspecting buyers into purchasing coins ‘rare coins’ which are actually quite common. Also, some coins could be worth far less than the ad wants you to believe.
In all, there are 20 different Lincoln cents available for 2009. Of course, you will not find all these in circulation as the copper, satin-finish coins and the proof coins are all in collector’s sets. Here’s the scoop about 2009 Lincoln Bicentennial One-Cent Proof Sets.
There are millions of no-date Buffalo nickels out there. They were not made that way — so why are they dateless? Here’s how to tell the real date of a dateless Buffalo nickel?
There are various types of proof coins. Learn the difference between cameo proof coins and a deep cameo proof coins or DCAMs, as compared to regular proof coins.
President Obama has signed a bill approving the Girl Scout silver dollar to be minted in 2013.
Congress approves of new Medal of Honor commemorative coins for 2011.
The Lincoln Chronicles proof set will be released on October 15th. This will be 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.
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!
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.
Many American coins honor American landmarks. The landmarks range from the Lincoln Memorial to Mount Rushmore. All of these coins are available and affordable.
There is no silver in circulating U.S. silver coins. And between 1942 and 1945 there was no nickel in U.S. circulated nickels.
Commemorative military coins honor our nation’s bravest heroes. These U.S. coins honor military personnel and military events. Here are U.S. Military coin values.
First Spouse gold coins are expensive to buy. So how can a coin collector get their hands on U.S. Mint-made commemorations of our nation’s first spouses without having to spend hundreds or thousands dollars to buy those pieces? The U.S Mint now issues bronze medals of the same designs seen on the First Spouse gold coins!
Demand is high, supply is low, and prices are currently on the rise for the sought-after Abraham Lincoln silver dollar. In fact, the demand for the new dollar coin was so high, the U.S. Mint sold out within weeks!
The 2009 James K. Polk dollar coin was the 3rd Presidential $1 Coin released in 2009 and the 11th of the entire Presidential $1 Coin series which began in 2007.
The U.S. Mint produced the 2009 Lincoln penny with 4 new designs on the reverse side of the coin. These Bicentennial Lincoln pennies honor the 200th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s birth. Here is the history and facts about the third one released — 2009 Lincoln professional years penny.
On August 6, 2009, the U.S. Mint released the 3rd installment of the 2009 First Spouse Gold Coins program. This $10 gold coin honors Julia Tyler who was the second wife of President John Tyler. Proof versions of First Spouse gold coins are selling for $629 each; uncirculated First Spouse gold coins sell for $616.
The U.S. Mint has long been issuing coins that commemorate Native Americans. From the Indian Head penny to the Buffalo nickel, the Sacagawea dollar and the Jamestown silver dollar — there are numerous coins featuring American Indians.
Coin edge lettering has been around for years, but the Presidential dollar coins and Native American coins in 2007 brought edge lettering on coins back into the forefront. Here’s everything you want to know about edge lettering on U.S. coins.
In 2009, the U.S. Mint is issuing a fascinating variety and quantity of coins. Ranging from Lincoln bicentennial pennies to the 24 karat gold double eagle there is something for everyone in the 2009 United State Mint issue.
Native American coins have formed an integral part of America’s circulating currency since 1859. Here’s more about Indian Head pennies, Buffalo nickels, and U.S. dollar coins which feature Native Americans.
The proof sets for 2009 are the largest they have ever been. Each set has 18 coins and 4 lenses.
The redesigned Lincoln penny has sold out fast in roll sets. The U.S. Mint sells each design for only a limited time
There are coins which are getting harder and harder to find in circulation. The wheat penny, Jefferson nickel and Bicentennial quarter are three of these.
The First Spouse coin series, which began in 2007, produces a new coin to commemorate the women of the White House in concurrence with the presidents on the dollar.
There have been 3 different categories of silver proof sets by dates over the years from 1936 to the present. The U.S. Mint still producing silver proof sets. Here’s what you need to know…
Liberty nickels from 1883 to 1912 are a small series of coins to collect. However, it’s not very easy to complete a set of Liberty Head nickels — see why. Plus tips for collecting Liberty nickels or V nickels when you’re on a budget!