The John Tyler Presidential dollar coin was the 2nd presidential dollar coin released in 2009 and the 10th in the series. On this dollar coin, ‘In God We Trust’ is imprinted on the obverse side of the coin, rather than on the edge of the coin. See how much John Tyler dollar coins are worth.
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 new Louis Braille Silver Dollar honors the inventor of the Braille reading system for the blind. The surcharges from this coin will go to the National Federation of the Blind.
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 Lincoln’s birth. See history and facts about the first one released — the 2009 Lincoln log cabin penny, honoring Lincoln’s birth and early childhood in Kentucky from the years 1809 to 1816.
The Puerto Rico quarter is the 2nd quarter issued in the Washington D.C. and Territories coins. It was released on March 30, 2009. Puerto Rico quarters sell for between 50 cents and $1 from most coin dealers. The quarters are also available at face value from banks.
The 1965 coins went through a number of changes, some of which are still in use today. Reduction of silver in the coins and leaving off mint marks were to discourage coin hoarding. Proof sets and mint sets were not produced for 3 years.
Why don’t we use dollar coins instead of dollar bills? The U.S. Mint has been trying for decades to get Americans to grow fond of using the dollar coin for everyday purchases. After all, coins last longer than paper money — by many decades. Also, coins are easy to recycle. Dollar coins are also easier to use with vending machines. Do you use dollar coins? Or do you save them?
The 1909 VDB penny and 1909 s VDB penny are both Lincoln cents worth collecting! Here’s the story behind these interesting coins, and their famous designer.
One of the changes to the William Henry Harrison Presidential dollar coin is the fact that the motto ‘In God We Trust’ — which had been placed on the edge of the coin — was moved to the front of the coin, below the president’s portrait. See other little-known facts and how much William Henry Harrison dollar coins are worth.
Many U.S. coins feature or honor sports themes and athletes. From baseball to the Olympics, sports themes have been featured on many United States coins. Following are some of the most popular sports coins.
Silver dollars are perhaps one of the most popular kinds of coins — outside of pennies — and people have long been assembling collections of silver dollars for years.
One of the world’s most renowned, beautiful, loved, and popular coin designs came back as a high-relief coin. The 1907 Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle gold coin was revived as an Ultra-High Relief Double Eagle gold coin released by the U.S. Mint in 2009.
The Martin Van Buren dollar coin was the last in the Presidential Dollar series with the phrase “In God We Trust” located on the edge. In 2009, “In God We Trust” was moved to the obverse (front, or heads side) of the coin. Here are other little known facts and how much Van Buren dollars are worth.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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…
Susan B. Anthony dollar coins, which were struck from 1979 to 1999, represent America’s first small-size dollar coin. The entire collection of Susan B. Anthony dollars consists of just 11 coins which were minted for general circulation and 7 more made just for collectors — for a grand total of 18 Susan B. Anthony dollar coins to collect.
Presidential Dollar coins were struck from 2007 to 2016. Each $1 coin features the face of a former U.S. president. Four coins came out each year until all former presidents (non-living) were minted on these golden-colored U.S. $1 coins. Another related presidential coin set called the First Spouse gold coins program ran from 2007 to 2016, as well. These $10 gold coins were released concurrently — at the same time as their husband’s President coin.
See how U.S. coins have been made throughout the years… including details about early U.S. Mints compared to modern day U.S. Mint facilities.
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.
Here are several online currency exchange calculators and currency translators for performing currency conversions online. See how much your money is worth and find the current value of the U.S. dollar…
There are 3 types of silver dollars covered here: the Eisenhower silver dollar, the Peace silver dollar, and the Morgan silver dollar. Here’s how to obtain exact grades for your circulated silver dollars…
There are 4 types of half dollar coins covered here: Barber half dollars, Franklin half dollars, Kennedy half dollars, and Walking Liberty half dollars (also known as American eagle silver half dollars). Here’s how to obtain exact grades for your circulated half dollar coins….
There are 3 types of quarters covered here: the Washington quarter, the standing Liberty quarter, and the Barber quarter. Here’s how to obtain exact grades for your circulated quarters…
There are 3 types of dimes covered here: the Barber dime, the Mercury dime, and the Roosevelt dime. Here’s how to obtain exact grades for your circulated dimes…
Here’s how to determine the exact grade for your circulated nickels. There are 3 types of nickels covered here: Jefferson nickels, Liberty head — V nickels — and buffalo nickels.
Interested in finding the grade of your penny? Here’s how you can determine the exact grades for your circulated small cents — pennies.
A lot of people want to know what their nickels are worth. This article covers the Westward Journey nickels. Then, I will go over Jefferson, buffalo, Liberty, and shield nickels later.
How much do you know about U.S. coins and coin history? Jot down your answers and see how well you do. The correct answers to these coin questions are at the bottom… no cheating!
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!
Little-known facts about pennies in circulation in the United States, including old rare pennies and the Lincoln penny.