Buying coins for a young coin collector doesn’t need to be expensive. Many of the coins can be found in everyday circulation. The other coins listed here are quite inexpensive, and would be great for coin collecting kids.
The Buffalo nickel -- sometimes called an Indian Head nickel -- s a 5-cent U.S. coin. Here's everything you could possibly want to know about Buffalo nickels and Hobo nickels (which are Buffalo nickels with artwork engraved on them by hobos). Due to the years it was minted (1913-1938), the Buffalo nickel is highly synonymous with World War I, the Roaring '20s, and the Great Depression. See current values, how likely you are to find a Buffalo nickel today, and tips for collecting Buffalo nickels. (If we happen to compare other coins to Buffalo nickels, you'll find those articles here, as well.)
Here are the top 10 U.S. coins that everyone’s talking about. They’re definitely worth collecting. Most aren’t even that hard to find, and they won’t cost you an arm and a leg either!
Buffalo nickels are a coin collector favorite, and they certainly have done well for investors who entered the market years ago and today still hold the coins they bought back then. See how Buffalo nickels have performed over 15 years.
Hobo Nickels are artwork engraved on a Buffalo nickel by hobos. They carved anything from caricatures to portraits to railroad cars on the nickels. Their values can range from $10 to
Here’s everything you want to know about Buffalo nickels and what they’re worth today.
Looking for some unique pieces of coin jewelry? Here’s the scoop on coins used as jewelry pieces… what to look for and some idea of what they may be worth.
Have a coin set or completed coin folder and want to know how much it’s worth? Here’s how to tell the value of your completed coin sets and coin folders…
Here’s how to determine the exact grade for your circulated nickels. There are 3 types of nickels covered here: Jefferson nickels, Liberty head — V nickels — and buffalo nickels.
The buffalo nickel is technically known as ‘the five-cent Indian head’ coin. It’s also referred to as the bison nickel or Indian nickel due to the Indian on the front. Here are more fun facts about buffalo head nickels, and how to determine the value of a buffalo nickel or Indian head nickel.
Do you know how to tell a war nickel from a regular Jefferson nickel? I’ll show you – it’s simple! Plus, see what Jefferson nickels are worth today… including war nickels.
What are mint marks? Mintmarks are small letters stamped on U.S. coins that designate where the coin was made. In a lot of cases, where the coin was minted makes the difference between a coin being worth a few dollars and being worth a few hundred dollars!
What tools and supplies do you need to start collecting? Here’s a basic guide to the top 5 things you’ll want to have, if you plan to start a coin collection.
How much do you know about U.S. coins and coin history? Jot down your answers and see how well you do. The correct answers to these coin questions are at the bottom… no cheating!
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!