An uncirculated commemorative coin is offered in most instances by a special commission in charge of the event to be commemorated and the coin is sold at a price higher than the face value of the coin. The U.S. Mint’s modern commemorative coin program began in 1982. Although these coins are legal tender, they are not minted for general circulation. Each commemorative coin is produced by the U.S. Mint in limited quantity and is only available for a limited time. See how much modern commemorative coins are worth.
Bicentennial coin designs appeared on U.S. circulating quarters, half-dollars, and dollar coins in made in 1975 and 1976 to commemorate our nation’s Bicentennial. Hundreds of millions of Bicentennial coins were struck — both in the regular copper-nickel clad composition for circulation and in a 40% silver clad composition for collectors. They remain one of the most popular coins in circulation today. There were also Bicentennial gold & silver coins made in other years to commemorate other historical dates. (Any time we mention a U.S. Bicentennial coin in an article, you'll find it here.)
I like to buy rolls of coins from the bank, then see how many valuable coins I can find in each roll. It’s called coin roll hunting. (Yes it’s a thing.) Here are some of the coins I’ve obtained for face value – simply by buying bank rolls. Also, see which coins you should be looking for in bank rolls – by denomination. My most memorable coin roll hunting adventure was the time I spent $20 on 5 rolls of nickels and 1 roll of half-dollars. I ended up finding some great silver coins, plus several old coins worth much more than face value! What valuable coins have YOU found in bank rolls?
If you’ve found a 1776 to 1976 quarter (a Bicentennial quarter) in your pocket change, then you probably want to know what it’s worth and if it’s a rare coin or not. I’ll tell you what these are worth: a 1976 quarter with no mintmark, a 1976 D quarter, and a 1976 S quarter. Plus some little-known facts about Bicentennial quarters and other Bicentennial coins.
Got old coins? They’re still easy to find in your pocket change. What’s an old coin’s value today? I’ll show you how to find the value of old coins that you have — just use this comprehensive list for coins made between 1900 and 2000.
Clad quarters have a copper band around the edge, between 2 nickel colored layers. Look for these 8 valuable quarters in your everyday pocket change!
Looking to lessen your coin collecting budget? Try your hand at completing these 7 coin sets for less than $10 each.
Check out these 10 famous coins that aren’t too expensive for you to afford!
What are your old coins worth? Check out the values of some of the more commonly found old coins here.
There are many fun ways to collect United States proof sets.
Kennedy half dollars are one of the most beloved and most popular coins to collect. See which ones are considered rare Kennedy half dollars, the current value of Kennedy half dollars, and everything you want to know about the Bicentennial half dollar — including the 1776 to 1976 half dollar value.
United States Bicentennial coins were released during 1975 and 1976 and remain a popular coin in circulation today.
Silver mint sets are great collectibles that contain old silver coins in uncirculated grades.
There is no silver in circulating U.S. silver coins. And between 1942 and 1945 there was no nickel in U.S. circulated nickels.
See how the U.S. Mint is helping teachers and parents teach children about coin collecting.
There are coins which are getting harder and harder to find in circulation. The wheat penny, Jefferson nickel and Bicentennial quarter are three of these.
There are many interesting coins that are available for under $5. If you’re collecting coins and you don’t have a lot of money to spend, then you might want to start with these cheap coins.
There have been 3 different categories of silver proof sets by dates over the years from 1936 to the present. The U.S. Mint still producing silver proof sets. Here’s what you need to know…
The 1970s were a colorful time for U.S. mint sets. The first mint set of the 1970s still included regular-issue silver coins. The last 1970s mint set offered the first of the very unpopular Susan B. Anthony dollars. In between, Bicentennial coins, S-mint coins, and the large Eisenhower dollars all had their day in the in 1970s mint sets.
Coin collectors typically break down U.S. quarters into the following 5 types of quarters: Bust quarters, Liberty Seated quarters, Barber quarters, Standing Liberty quarters, and Washington quarters. Here’s info about these 5 kinds of U.S. quarters that people frequently collect.
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.
While it is theoretically possible to find any legal tender money in circulation, including old and even rare coins, the likelihood of finding such coins in circulation is small — but not impossible. Plus, you may find some error coins, as well. Here’s what to look for.
Hundreds of millions of Bicentennial coins were struck during 1975 and 1976 — both in the regular copper-nickel clads for circulation and in a 40% silver clad composition for collectors. The silver Bicentennial coins were sold in mint sets and proof sets. These mint sets and proof sets were first sold in 1975 and remained mint offerings into the mid-1980s. The U.S. Mint wound up melting millions of unsold silver Bicentennial coins.
A twentieth century type coin set is a collection of coins which includes one of each design from each denomination the United States produced between 1900 and 1999. It’s a fun — and relatively simple — way to collect U.S. coins.
Have a question about silver quarters? Here’s the history of how the Washington quarter came to be, and prices for Washington quarters these days.
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!