Do you know how to tell a copper penny from a zinc penny? Here are 4 ways to tell if you have a copper penny vs. a zinc penny. When you finish reading these 4 tips, you’ll know how to quickly tell zinc pennies from copper pennies!
Coin Collecting 101
A coin dealer is one of the greatest resources that we coin collectors have. Coin dealers are coin experts that can help you: buy coins, sell coins, get a coin appraisal, locate hard-to-find coins, and learn more about your coins. Here are 5 tips to help you find a coin dealer near you who’s reputable and reliable.
Looking to buy silver dollars at rock bottom prices? I’ve got 4 proven tips that will help you find even cheap Morgan dollars & cheap Peace dollars at super low prices.
Coin rolls are used mostly by banks and retailers, but they’re treasure troves for coin collectors! Here’s how many coins come in a roll (by denomination). Plus some tips for rolling coins yourself and searching for valuable coins in rolls.
Some 1943 coins are worth hundreds, even thousands of dollars? Find out why and see if you have valuable, rare coins from the World War II era.
I’ve bought & sold coins on eBay for years. Here are 4 things you should know, what to look for in eBay coin sellers, how to buy coins on eBay & how to win!
Collecting pennies is fun! Here are 9 interesting ways to build penny collections that you probably haven’t thought of. Plus the latest penny values.
Thinking of buying old coin collecting supplies such as books, folders, albums, or display cases? A coin expert’s opinion before you buy used coin supplies.
We all make mistakes with our coins. Here are 4 common errors that many coin collectors have made. If you’re new to coin collecting, don’t do these things!
Curious about the value of First Strike coins? Are they even worth buying? Here’s an expert analysis on whether First Strike coins are a good investment.
Your weird looking coins might be error coins. Here’s how to tell! Plus a list of some of the most common U.S. error coins you could find in pocket change
Want to buy coins at discounted prices? Here’s where to find cheap coins, what to ask when you visit a coin dealer, and how to get the most for your money.
If you’re buying eBay coins and want to know exactly what you’re buying, here are 3 descriptive listing words you should know more about before placing bids
What are impaired proof coins? What makes them different from regular proof coins? Is it a good idea to collect impaired proof coins? Here’s the scoop!
Coin grading companies give collectors the opportunity to create coin registry sets. Learn about these high-grade coin sets and how to build a registry set.
Want to be able to tell if a coin has been cleaned or not? Here’s how professionals identify cleaned coins and you can too. Plus 3 SAFE ways to clean coins
Collecting coins on a shoestring budget? Need a way to display, store, or organize your coins? Here are 5 cheap coin supplies you simply can’t be without.
Budget short sets are ideal for coin collectors that want to collect coins from their favorite series without breaking the bank. Here are 5 short set ideas.
Want to buy new coins for your collection but short on money? Selling old coins may help you afford new coins, but be sure to read these expert tips first.
Here are my best tips for collecting Kennedy half dollars — which ones are rare, what they are worth, and where you can find them. Plus, a list of the 5 types of copper-nickel clad & silver Kennedy half dollars that people often like to collect and Kennedy half dollar key dates.
There are 5 coin collecting supplies that every numismatist needs. A coin price guide is a given. See what the other 4 are.
Ever thought of fake coins as worthy of your time? Many counterfeit coins are gaining a spot in some numismatists’ coin collections. Find out why here.
If you want to know what a business strike coin is, the answer is as close as the change in your pocket. Coins intended for circulation are business strike coins, and they are the usual, run-of-the-mill coins you see on a day-to-day basis. Coins that were not intended for this most basic purpose are special issue coins. See more of the differences between business strike coins and special issue coins here.
Wondering what the average lifespan of a coin is? I did, too. I’m revealing the answer here and I even tell you what happens to coins as they get too worn to use.
I’ve been collecting coins for years. See why I keep my coins in albums, and why coin albums are so popular for storing Lincoln cents & ALL types of coins!