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.
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.
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.
The Wisconsin quarter error with the extra leaf has caused much speculation on how the error occurred. Was it deliberate or an honest mistake. One thing’s for sure, the Wisconsin state quarter error is worth searching for!
Going to a coin museum can be a spectacular adventure for coin collectors new and old! Chances are, you will walk away feeling inspired to pursue a new avenue of the hobby altogether. Here are details about the best coin museums in the United States.
You know those traditional anniversary gifts that spouses typically exchange each year? Think: paper, wood, gold, silver, diamonds, etc. What if one or both spouses are coin collectors? Or, what if you’re not married, yet you have your own unique anniversary date that pertains specifically to coins? That’s worth celebrating too, right? Here’s a clever list of coin anniversary gifts by year – unique coin gifts to commemorate a special event or anniversary.
Over the decades, the world has seen the most expensive coins push through the hundreds of thousands of dollars, and in recent decades, into the millions of dollars. Here are the 10 rarest and most valuable U.S. coins.
American Civil War memorabilia has a large following. People enjoy collecting U.S. coins, tokens, and money from the early- to mid-1860s. There are many types of Civil War coins and tokens, though certain ones have special popularity.
We’ve all heard about why we should collect coins, but what are some of the reasons one should not collect coins? Here’s my take on this… some reasons coin collecting isn’t for everybody.
Some of the most common error coins include: double-dies, blank planchets, broadstrikes, wrong design or wrong metal, off-center coins, and clipped planchets.
Even the scarcest of the Jefferson nickels are not at all cost-prohibitive for the average coin collector, making Jefferson nickels a very good coin collection to assemble for most anyone. Incredibly, Jefferson nickels can, on occasion, still be found in circulation!
You may be glad to hear that there are dozens of U.S. coins considered rare, and that many estates include rare U.S. coins. Many others are found in attics, old drawers and chests, and some are even found in circulation!
In general, most wheat pennies are worth just a few cents (perhaps 10 cents). However, if worn and of a highly common date and mint mark combination, many wheat cents are quite valuable. In fact, some of the scarcest wheat cents are downright expensive — costing into the hundreds of dollars in the most worn condition. Here’s the scoop.
Here are the rarest wheat pennies, along with the prices and values for these rare Lincoln wheat pennies.
While there is no single answer that defines the ‘best’ coins worth collecting — because everyone has a different opinion as to the best coins worth holding onto — here are some ideas and opinions from others who collect coins. See which coins they’ve chosen to collect and why. Hint: They’re not all rare U.S. coins.
Nickels have remained basically the same since 1936, when the Thomas Jefferson design — aka the Jefferson nickel — was introduced. Alas, it tends to be that when a coin’s design is still current, the coins from that series stay pretty low in price. Here’s what your Jefferson nickels are worth…
Wondering what the value is of a Lincoln-Kennedy Penny? Here’s a little about the commemorative Kennedy-Lincoln penny, including some of the similarities — and differences — between President Kennedy and President Lincoln.