There are 5 really rare Lincoln pennies. However, they are not the only Lincoln cents that prove scarce to collectors. There are many date-and-mintmark combinations which are very difficult to find, cost collectors a pretty penny to buy, and certainly are on the wish lists of many people. We discuss those Lincoln semi-key coins here.
Type And Date Sets
A type set is a collection consisting one coin from every date with a specific Design (like Liberty Seated or Standing Liberty) or Type (like Barber dimes, Buffalo nickels, or Indian Head pennies) or Date (like 20th century coins -- one example of every coin made in the 20th century). Here, coin collectors are sharing their favorite ways to collect coins as sets. Plus, which coin sets are the easiest, hardest, most expensive, and least expensive to build. See also Mint Sets, Proof Sets, and Souvenir Sets
The Martin Van Buren dollar coin was the last in the Presidential Dollar series with the phrase “In God We Trust” located on the edge. In 2009, “In God We Trust” was moved to the obverse (front, or heads side) of the coin. Here are other little known facts and how much Van Buren dollars are worth.
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.
Presidential Dollar coins were struck from 2007 to 2016. Each $1 coin features the face of a former U.S. president. Four coins came out each year until all former presidents (non-living) were minted on these golden-colored U.S. $1 coins. Another related presidential coin set called the First Spouse gold coins program ran from 2007 to 2016, as well. These $10 gold coins were released concurrently — at the same time as their husband’s President coin.
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…