Stuck indoors? Here are lots of fun things to do with coins to make the time fly by quickly! Even if you don’t have a coin collection and haven’t considered collecting coins in the past, these are ways to have fun with coins THAT YOU ALREADY HAVE while you’re stuck inside bored.
Books About Coins
Want to know the best books and coin price guides you should use? Our coin experts are sharing their favorite coin books, magazines, and coin value guides -- including the best coin guide ever, The Red Book (also known as the coin collector's bible). It's so popular, it is referred to in many of our coin articles when we talk about current values.
Thinking of buying old coin collecting supplies such as books, folders, albums, or display cases? A coin expert’s opinion before you buy used coin supplies.
Do you know what your coins are worth? This handy guide shows you how to find the value of any coin. Plus a list of valuable coins you may find in change.
Coin values depend on a number of factors. Here’s how to find out how much a specific coin is worth. Plus tools to help you find the value of ALL your coins
There are 5 coin collecting supplies that every numismatist needs. A coin price guide is a given. See what the other 4 are.
With a budget coin collection, it’s possible to start a decent collection of U.S. coins for less than $20.
Collecting and using old coin holders has become fashionable among coin collectors who want to enjoy a slice of nostalgia; sometimes, buying old coin holders can save money compared to buying new coin holders.
The advent of the penny board in the 1930s spurred the date-and-mintmark coin collecting craze of today.
Looking for a new hobby? Here are 5 hobbies you might want to try — see how they compare to coin collecting!
Handling an estate collection of coins can be a difficult task, but these 5 tips may help make that daunting task much easier.
Here are 10 ideas for coin gifts that’ll please that special numismatist in your life.
Check out these 5 tips on appraising coins.
Did you know that a complete collection of United States coin was once made? Find out who did it and what it took to collect every regular-issue U.S. coin ever made!
Find out 10 coin terms you’ve got to know to succeed in coin collecting.
Here are 5 tips that will make coin collecting for kids cheaper, easier, and more fun!
Looking for some good gift ideas for the numismatist in your life? See why I recommend the following: a coin magazine subscription, modern commemorative coins, bullion coins, slabbed coins, or a coin gift certificate.
Did you know there were over 10 billion Lincoln pennies made during 1998? That is just one of the many fun facts you can learn as a numismatist — one who studies coins and money. Here are some other interesting things about U.S. coins.
A coin inventory — or coin log — is something that every coin collector needs to have. See why. Plus, all the best options when it comes to free coin inventory methods and coin inventory software.
Words like numismatic, planchet, and doubled-die may have new coin collectors confused. However, with the use of a good coin collecting glossary, you will be talking like a professional numismatist in no time. Here’s how to know what coin terms mean.
Chances are, the experienced coin collector will appreciate receiving any of the following items as a gift. Many of these can be found online.
Going to a bookstore to find coin publications and other resources is great, but sometimes even the biggest bookstore doesn’t have the publication you want. Or, maybe you want to find the information for free! Check your local library. Here’s what what to look for.
It’s best to use several coin price guides to get a good idea of what your coin or coins may be worth. Here are the best coin book, magazines, and websites that I use to determine coin prices.
As far as business-strike Lincoln Memorial pennies, the kind struck for circulation (and lacking errors), the short answer essentially is no — Lincoln Memorial pennies generally are not valuable. In fact, typical pieces are worth only face value if worn, and only a tiny premium if in average uncirculated condition, except for a few cases.
Finding old coin price guides and coin value guides has gotten easier in recent years thanks to auction web sites like eBay. But yard sales, garage sales, and flea markets also make for great places to locate old coin books, magazines, and publications. There is a fairly significant market for old coin publications.
Selling coins is something that must be done with careful consideration beforehand.
After all, you wouldn’t want to sell your coins for the wrong price, and you don’t want to wind up hanging onto them too long either. Here are some coin selling tips, plus advice before you sell coins on eBay.
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.
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.
There really is a lot of diversity in U.S. coins. In the United States’ more than 200 years of coin production, our nation has seen many types of interesting coins. However, if you’re a coin collector and you find yourself a little bored with ‘typical’ modern U.S. coins, then consider these 5 unique types of coins worth collecting.
Here’s everything you want to know about Buffalo nickels and what they’re worth today.
Here are 5 books I believe every coin collector should consider owning…
Many gold coins minted in the U.S during the second half of the 19th century and into the first decades of the 20th century have values which have long fluctuated with the prevailing gold prices. The best time to buy a gold coin is usually when gold prices are lower. The best time to sell is when gold coin are higher. The value of your gold coins will be largely dependent upon the current price of gold. Here’s more.
The mintage number of a coin simply refers to how many coins were struck by the mint. It does not, however, necessarily refer to how many coins still exist.
What’s my coin worth? While it may seem like a fairly easy question, it takes a really good evaluation of the coin by a professional coin dealer to determine your coin’s value accurately. You see, when determining the value of a coin, the appraiser must consider not only the date and denomination of the coin, but also what condition it is in, what the value of the metal is, the relative scarcity of the coin, and other issues.
Here are 6 tips for buying coins from coin dealers, including insider tips for how to act when you’re in a coin dealer’s store, plus what to expect in terms of coin prices and values.
Here are the rarest wheat pennies, along with the prices and values for these rare Lincoln wheat pennies.
Here’s my story… why I decided to start collecting coins, what I get out of it, and my tips for those looking for coin collecting information.
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.
Here are some tips for setting fun goals for your coin collection — no matter how large or small it might be — even if you never really thought of yourself as a ‘coin collector’.
It’s surprising what ends up in your pocket as change received from a simple purchase. I’ve managed to complete a very informal coin collection strictly from pocket change. Every morning when I stop to pick up a newspaper, I check to see if the 2 quarters in change are the next coins for my collection. Other unique coins made their way from pocket change to my coin collection as well.
Check out these one-of-a-kind coin-related items would make great Christmas and Birthday gifts for friends or relatives who are coin collectors — even beginners or those who just found coins and they’re now a little interested in coin collecting.
See how U.S. coins have been made throughout the years… including details about early U.S. Mints compared to modern day U.S. Mint facilities.
There are several coin price guides made by different companies, but I mostly use the Red Book and the Black Book. Here are some tips for choosing the right price guide for you coin collection.
Have some spare change lying around? Wondering how much money all that loose change is worth? Here are some free online coin calculators, plus some fun learning tools for parents interested in teaching their children about counting and other money matters.
What’s the best way to store coins and keep them safe? Should you use coin holders?… Mylar protectors?… Coin albums?… Coin tubes?… Coin binders?… Air-tight holders?… Coin slabs?… or even Zip-type baggies? Here are some tips for storing the coins in your collection…
Here are some tips and pointers that might come in handy when you’re meeting with a coin dealer for the first time — whether you’re buying or selling coins.
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.
Most coin collectors want to be able to look at their coins in order to determine at least an approximate grade — which will then yield important information about the coin’s worth.
I might as well tell you now that you’re not going to be able to do this if you’re just beginning to collect coins. Being able to grade a coin accurately comes from a lot of experience.
Here’s an overview of how coins are graded…
If you’re interested in getting your children started early in coin collecting I have a few tips and pointers for you. Some ideas as far as which coins might be the best for kids to collect…
Coin grade is only ONE of a number of factors that must be determined in order to find the true value of your coin. Here’s how the professionals grade coins… and how to find the grade of your coin. Then, you’ll have a better idea of your coin’s value.