Error coins grab the attention of the collector and non-collector alike. Why? Because they are so unusual.
Want to know the value of your coins? You've come to the right place! Here, our coin experts are sharing current coin values for common coins and rare coins -- including wheat pennies, Indian head pennies, state quarters, silver coins, gold coins, and much more. See the most valuable U.S. pennies, nickels, dimes, quarters, half dollars, and dollar coins.
When it comes to collecting coins, one of the easiest and least-expensive obsolete coin series to complete is a set of Franklin half dollars — that’s because there are just 35 coins in the entire series. (This includes all date-and-mintmark combinations.)
The U.S. Mint releases the first Native American dollar coin in the series on January 2, 2009. The Native American dollar coin is a regularly circulating dollar coin that is drawing some attention among commemorative coin collectors.
The 1980s present an interesting array of options for the mint set collector. The early years of the 1980s include the Susan B. Anthony dollar. The latter part of the decade includes the mint-set-only 1987 Kennedy half dollars, a sort of modern scarcity.
Pennies dated before 1934 are generally worth more than those dated 1934 and after. Here’s why, and what to look for if you have an old penny.
There are 5 really rare Lincoln pennies. However, they are not the only Lincoln cents that prove scarce to collectors. There are many date-and-mintmark combinations which are very difficult to find, cost collectors a pretty penny to buy, and certainly are on the wish lists of many people. We discuss those Lincoln semi-key coins here.
As far as business-strike Lincoln Memorial pennies, the kind struck for circulation (and lacking errors), the short answer essentially is no — Lincoln Memorial pennies generally are not valuable. In fact, typical pieces are worth only face value if worn, and only a tiny premium if in average uncirculated condition, except for a few cases.
Everything you want to know about New Hampshire state quarters including errors, current value, how the design was chosen, and the story of the Old Man Of The Mountain.
Finding old coin price guides and coin value guides has gotten easier in recent years thanks to auction web sites like eBay. But yard sales, garage sales, and flea markets also make for great places to locate old coin books, magazines, and publications. There is a fairly significant market for old coin publications.
See how much Hawaii state quarters are worth, plus other fun facts about the last quarter to be produced in the 50 State Quarters program.
Silver quarters what they are, how you can find them, and what they are worth. Do you have some silver quarters you found in your pocket change? If so, check here to see how much they are worth.
For Lincoln cents, 1982 was a landmark year. In 1982, the value of copper actually began to exceed the face value of the cent. Here’s a little about zinc vs copper Lincoln memorial cents, small date vs large date cents, and the 7 varieties of 1982 Lincoln memorial cents, including their value today.
What are 1943 steel pennies worth? What are 1943 copper pennies worth? Here are there values, including what to look for and how to spot a fake 1943 Lincoln copper cent.
The 50 State Quarters program was so popular early on — and has remained so — that far more people than the number of 50 states quarters proof sets available were clamoring for these popular coins. See what 50 state quarters proof sets are worth today, and whether they’re likely to hold their value or not.
Here’s everything you want to know about Buffalo nickels and what they’re worth today.
Many gold coins minted in the U.S during the second half of the 19th century and into the first decades of the 20th century have values which have long fluctuated with the prevailing gold prices. The best time to buy a gold coin is usually when gold prices are lower. The best time to sell is when gold coin are higher. The value of your gold coins will be largely dependent upon the current price of gold. Here’s more.
Everything you want to know about American Buffalo gold bullion coins. This is a 24k gold coin that is quite valuable. See how much a Buffalo gold coin is worth today.
Ironically, silver nickels have no nickel in them… just silver. So most Jefferson war nickels are worth their ‘spot value’ — that is, the amount of money the metal inside the coin is worth. Here’s how to check current silver prices and find out how much your silver war nickels from 1942 to 1945 are worth.
Some novelty coins were made to commemorate or celebrate something, however, they were not made by the U.S. mint — so they are not actually true commemorative coins. Two examples are the Lincoln-JFK penny and the Liberty Bell penny. Here’s more info about each, including what they’re worth.
Have a coin set or completed coin folder and want to know how much it’s worth? Here’s how to tell the value of your completed coin sets and coin folders…
Did you know that the U.S. had a 2-cent coin? Yes, from 1864 to 1873 the United States had a coin with a denomination of two cents. There was a 3-cent coin, too — with a denomination of three cents from 1851 to 1889. Interestingly, some 3-cent pieces are silver, while others are made of a nickel composition (those are sometimes called 3-cent nickels). Here are little-known facts about 2-cent and 3-cent coins… and how much they’re worth today.
The one cent penny is not the lowest denomination of coins in the United States. It’s actually the half cent or half penny. Here’s the scoop… and what they’re worth.
Do you have a gold coin? Want to know what it’s worth? Here’s how to find the value of the Quarter Eagle coin (which is a $2.50 gold coin), the Half Eagle coin (which is a $5 gold coin), the Plain Eagle coin (which is a $10 gold coin), and the Double Eagle coin (which is a $20 gold coin).
Little-known facts about mercury dimes and what the mercury dime is worth these days.
The Shield Nickel was our first 5 cent nickel in the United States. It features the number 5 on the reverse with stars surrounding it.