Here are the 5 categories of valuable coins you should be looking for.
Rare U.S. Coins
Interested in rare U.S. coins? Here, coin experts are sharing their best tips for finding rare coins, error coins, and mistakes. See how to tell a rare coin from a fake one, current rare coin values, and how many rare coins actually exist.
Struck from 1807 to 1839, Capped Bust half dollars are large silver coins with a classic design. See the 2 kinds of Capped Bust half dollars, tips for collecting them, and their current value.
Reporting treasure coins you’ve found on your taxes is a must… Unless you want to end up like the British woman who became the first in her country to be prosecuted for not reporting a treasure coin she found!
The twenty cent coin was made from 1875 through 1878. Though unpopular at the time, the 20-cent piece has since become a popular coin among many coin collectors. See all 20-cent coin values here.
Seated Liberty half dollars were minted from 1839 through 1891 and remain a highly popular — and scarce — collectible coin to this day. See their current value here.
The United States Mint produced Seated Liberty quarters from 1838 through 1891. Many rare and valuable dates of this series exist, though it’s still a fairly affordable type coin.
Take a look at 9 of the most popular and rarest coins U.S. coins that coin collectors go gaga over.
Wondering what is a FBL Franklin Half Dollar? Well, FBL is a coin grading term. It refers to Full Bell Lines — those horizontal lines seen banding the Liberty Bell on the reverse of the Franklin half dollar coins. See how FBL Franklin halves are different from non-FBL Franklins, and the value of FBL Franklin half dollars vs. non-FBL Franklin halves.
The 1964-D Peace silver dollar is not just a rare U.S. coin — the government believes none even exist anymore. After all, they were supposedly all melted down, and it’s illegal to own a 1964-D Peace dollar, too.
GSA dollars, so-called because the United States government’s General Services Administration sold old Morgan dollars found in vaults during the 1970s, are both valuable and highly sought after by coin collectors.
Finding out how rare rare U.S. coins really are can be done with the Sheldon-Breen rarity scale, which ranks rare coins based on estimated surviving populations.
There are many scarce dates in the Lincoln wheat cent series. However, there is 1 scarce Lincoln wheat penny that’s getting some attention — and may someday be considered a key date Lincoln cent.
The 1909 S VDB penny is perhaps one of the most famous rare U.S. coins. Find out some reasons why the 1909 S VDB cent is so popular and discover just how many 1909 S VDB pennies were actually made.
The 1913 Liberty nickel just sold for $3.7 million and is just one of many rare US coins you should be looking for. Find out how to spot rare US coins by knowing what types of US coins are rare and figuring out some of the best places to be looking for rare US coins.
Only 7 million 1922 cent coins were made. Those without a D mintmark are even scarcer. The 1922 cent is a popular error coin — or variety, depending on your stance. But why is a hole for that coin being included in regular Lincoln cent albums? Here are one longtime collector’s opinions on the issue and what should be done about those pesky holes most of us can’t afford to fill in our Lincoln cent albums.
The 1804 Bust silver dollar is one of the top 3 most popular U.S. rare coins ever made. Only 15 are known to exist.
A New Jersey coin dealer has released 107 rare coins into circulation. Be sure to keep an eye out for one — or more — of these valuable coins which may show up in your pocket one day!
There are several rare Lincoln cents to collect in the Lincoln cent series. In fact, because of the several scarce (and expensive) Lincoln cents, the series is actually deemed “challenging” to complete by many collectors.
So, what’s the story behind those scarce uncirculated 1982 and 1983 coins?
If you are buying rare coins, be sure you don’t wind up stuck with a fake.
Finding rare coins in circulation is hard but not impossible! A famous collector once spent three rare cents in circulation — and nobody has reported finding them yet! There actually are a few rare Lincoln cents that, if you find one, will be worth much more than one cent.
After 50 years, the Lincoln Memorial penny is no longer being minted. During the 50 years of the Lincoln Memorial cent (1959-2008), the U.S. Mint made millions of proof Lincoln Memorial cents. Here are tips for collecting Proof Lincoln Memorial pennies.
The 1909 S VDB Lincoln penny is one of the rarest and most sought after U.S. coins. Even worn and damaged 1909 VDB pennies have some value. See how much they’re worth…
These are among the most popular questions we receive here at The Fun Times Guide to Coins…
Key and semi-key Walking Liberty half dollars are quite scarce and command high prices for higher grades. Some coins are so scarce that not every collector could buy them.