In this article you will find (1) A complete list of U.S. coins made of silver by denomination. (2) A list of the most valuable silver coins by denomination. (3) The dates that the metal composition changed for each U.S. coin denomination throughout the years. Everything you want to know about silver nickels, silver dimes, silver quarters, silver half dollars, silver dollars, and even silver pennies!
Commemorative coins honor American people, places, events, and institutions. As defined by the U.S. Mint, commemorative coins are legal tender (however they are not minted for general circulation), they're produced in limited quantities, and they're available for only a limited amount of time. Since most people think of any coin that honors a person, place, or thing as a commemorative coin, we also include coins minted for circulation in this category. Some examples are the 50 States Quarters (1999-2008), Lincoln Bicentennial Pennies (2009), and America The Beautiful Quarters (2010-2021). Here, coin experts share everything you need to know about collecting U.S. commemorative coins.
How much is an Abraham Lincoln dollar coin worth? Well, if it has any errors or varieties, your Lincoln dollar could be worth quite a lot! The Abraham Lincoln dollar coin value ranges from $1… into the hundreds of dollars! Find out how much yours is worth here…
Found a coin with an odd marking on it? It might be a counterstamp! This article will tell you what counterstamped coins are, why they exist, and how much they’re worth.
Some 2009 Washington DC quarters are worth $1,000 or more! See how to spot a valuable 2009 District of Columbia quarter error + The value of all 2009 DC quarters
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.
Challenge coins are not really coins. They’re not made by the U.S. Mint, and they’re not used as currency. Challenge coins first made their appearance during World War I. Here’s the story behind challenge coins, why they’re called challenge coins, how the coin challenge game works, and how much military challenge coins are worth.
See the current state quarter values, a list of rare state quarters, and state quarter errors. Also, lots of fun facts about the 50 State Quarters series — for trivia buffs and anyone who enjoys American history! I’ve created a detailed list of all the different things that are symbolized on the Statehood Quarters, along with some interesting little-known facts about these popular U.S. quarters.
The U.S. Mint’s state quarter program began in 1999 and continued through 2008. In all, 50 statehood quarters were made — one for each state in the United States. They were released into circulation in the order that the statehoods came into existence. Here’s the official list of all 50 state quarters and their release dates. Plus, everything you need to know about collecting the 50 state quarters, and fun ways to save state quarters that you probably haven’t thought of!
Have you found a 2009 penny with a special design on the tails side? Wondering what the 2009 penny value is today? Here’s everything you want to know about the 2009 Lincoln penny, what it’s worth, and some 2009 Lincoln penny errors to look for.
The 2016 Liberty commemorative gold coins are popular with coin collectors! Here’s why the U.S. Mint issued them, and what makes them so popular.
Some of the top US Olympic coins loved by coin collectors. Find out the history and trivia behind each one. See what these commemorative coins are now worth
Modern coins are great for collectors who like cool designs and cheap options. Here are tips on collecting modern coins plus how and where you’ll find them.
The America the Beautiful Quarters series consists of 56 new quarters that honor one national park or historic monument in each of the 50 states, Washington, D.C., and the 5 U.S. territories. The coins (also called the National Parks and Monuments quarters and National Parks quarters) are being released over 11 years — from 2010 through 2021. Here’s the complete list of quarters, the national site that each one honors, and their release dates.
Silver America the Beautiful bullion coins are 3 inches wide and made from 5 ounces of .999 fine silver! National Park Silver Bullion coins are being offered along with the National Park quarters program. In fact, the silver bullion coins have the exact same designs as the America The Beautiful national park quarters. Here are little-known facts about the silver ATB coins…
The First Spouse gold coins series enters it 5th year in 2011. Let’s find out more about each of the First Spouse coin designs and how you can collect each of the designs for a fraction of the cost of buying the gold coins.
See how much Presidential dollars from 2007-2016 are worth today.
The 2011 ‘gold’ dollar coin honors a famous peace treaty made between Native Americans and early European settlers.
The Boy Scouts commemorative dollar is very popular. So popular, in fact, that the U.S. Mint has already sold all of the uncirculated versions of the coin!
The United States Mint now is offering free lesson plans based around the America the Beautiful Quarters program.
While a Ronald Reagan coin likely will not be in your pocket or coin collection until 2016, a U.S. Congressman has proposed Reagan appear on the $50 bill — replacing Ulysses S. Grant.
United States Bicentennial coins were released during 1975 and 1976 and remain a popular coin in circulation today.
Olympic coins are one of the most popular and diverse types of United States commemorative coins, with many different designs available.
The United States Mint has released information about the designs of the new 2010 Presidential Dollar coins. See what the Presidential Dollar coins will look like.
The 6th and final quarter as part of the District of Columbia and United States Territories Quarters program was released on December 10, 2009. This quarter honors the Northern Mariana Islands. Here are some basic facts and values for this U.S. Territory quarter.
President Obama has signed a bill approving the Girl Scout silver dollar to be minted in 2013.
Congress approves of new Medal of Honor commemorative coins for 2011.
The Lincoln Chronicles proof set will be released on October 15th. This will be a BIG deal. Since there are truly limited quantities of these coins, there is lots of hype surrounding the release of the Lincoln Chronicles Proof Set.
The U.S. Virgin Islands quarter was the 5th coin released as part of the DC & U.S. Territories Quarters series. Here are some little-known facts and values for the U.S. Virgin Islands quarter.
Olympic coins honor sports and places and people related to the Olympics. Olympic coins are usually minted in half dollar to 10 dollar pieces.
Many American coins honor American landmarks. The landmarks range from the Lincoln Memorial to Mount Rushmore. All of these coins are available and affordable.
Commemorative military coins honor our nation’s bravest heroes. These U.S. coins honor military personnel and military events. Here are U.S. Military coin values.
Demand is high, supply is low, and prices are currently on the rise for the sought-after Abraham Lincoln silver dollar. In fact, the demand for the new dollar coin was so high, the U.S. Mint sold out within weeks!
The 2009 James K. Polk dollar coin was the 3rd Presidential $1 Coin released in 2009 and the 11th of the entire Presidential $1 Coin series which began in 2007.
Have you found an American Samoa quarter in your pocket change yet? ‘D’ (Denver-minted) coins were released into circulation in the western half of the nation while ‘P’ (Philadelphia-minted) quarters were released for circulation in the eastern half of the U.S. in 2009.
The Guam quarter honors the North Pacific Ocean island which became a U.S. territory in 1950. Here are some little-known facts and values for the Guam quarter.
The U.S. Mint produced the 2009 Lincoln penny with 4 new designs on the reverse side of the coin. These Bicentennial Lincoln pennies honor the 200th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s birth. Here is the history and facts about the third one released — 2009 Lincoln professional years penny.
On August 6, 2009, the U.S. Mint released the 3rd installment of the 2009 First Spouse Gold Coins program. This $10 gold coin honors Julia Tyler who was the second wife of President John Tyler. Proof versions of First Spouse gold coins are selling for $629 each; uncirculated First Spouse gold coins sell for $616.
The U.S. Mint has long been issuing coins that commemorate Native Americans. From the Indian Head penny to the Buffalo nickel, the Sacagawea dollar and the Jamestown silver dollar — there are numerous coins featuring American Indians.
The First Spouse coin series, which began in 2007, produces a new coin to commemorate the women of the White House in concurrence with the presidents on the dollar.
The District of Columbia quarter, released in January 2009, is easy to collect from circulating coins.
Commemorative coins have been minted since 1892. The U.S. Mint has produced circulating commemorative coins and non-circulating commemorative coins in order to commemorate people, places, landmarks, events and other special occurrences in U.S. history. Commemorative coins come in denominations of quarters, half-dollars, dollars, and gold coins.
The John Tyler Presidential dollar coin was the 2nd presidential dollar coin released in 2009 and the 10th in the series. On this dollar coin, ‘In God We Trust’ is imprinted on the obverse side of the coin, rather than on the edge of the coin. See how much John Tyler dollar coins are worth.
The new Louis Braille Silver Dollar honors the inventor of the Braille reading system for the blind. The surcharges from this coin will go to the National Federation of the Blind.
The U.S. Mint produced the 2009 Lincoln penny with 4 new designs on the reverse side of the coin. These Bicentennial Lincoln pennies honor the 200th anniversary of Lincoln’s birth. See history and facts about the first one released — the 2009 Lincoln log cabin penny, honoring Lincoln’s birth and early childhood in Kentucky from the years 1809 to 1816.
The Puerto Rico quarter is the 2nd quarter issued in the Washington D.C. and Territories coins. It was released on March 30, 2009. Puerto Rico quarters sell for between 50 cents and $1 from most coin dealers. The quarters are also available at face value from banks.
See what Illinois state quarters are worth today, plus a little about colorized quarters and coins with President Obama’s likeness on them.
While the New York quarter is a beautiful coin, uncirculated quarters bring less than a dollar. Proof versions of New York quarters run the gamut between $10 to $25 depending on the metal in the coin.
Although the 50 state quarters program ended in 2008, the United States was not done honoring the geographical regions of our nation. In 2009, the U.S. Mint issued 6 more commemorative quarters as part of the DC and U.S. Territories quarters program. See what each of the Territory quarters looks like, and the current value of each U.S. Territory quarter.
One of the changes to the William Henry Harrison Presidential dollar coin is the fact that the motto ‘In God We Trust’ — which had been placed on the edge of the coin — was moved to the front of the coin, below the president’s portrait. See other little-known facts and how much William Henry Harrison dollar coins are worth.
Many U.S. coins feature or honor sports themes and athletes. From baseball to the Olympics, sports themes have been featured on many United States coins. Following are some of the most popular sports coins.