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.
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.
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.
Error coins that can be found in your pocket change! These common coin errors are currently in circulation: Double dies, Blank planchets, Broadstrikes, Off-metal coins, Off-center coins, Die clashes, Repunched mintmarks, BIE cents, Cud errors, Missing clad layers, Clipped planchets, and Mule coins. See what you should be looking for in your spare change!
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.
I did a little research to find out which U.S. coins are actually worth something today. See what I found — which coins to keep and which ones are worthless. Plus, see how to determine the value of YOUR coins, and which U.S. coins you should hold onto and not spend — according to the Ultimate Guide of U.S. Coins Worth More Than Face Value!