Want to know how much your 1877 Indian Head penny is worth? Here are answers to your 1877 penny questions, values for this rare coin, info about 1877 replica pennies, and tips to avoid fakes.
Counterfeit coins (fake versions of rare and valuable coins) are often sold to unsuspecting people as genuine. On the other hand, replica coins are properly marked with the words “copy” or “replica.” Replicas are not intended to fool the buyer into thinking that they are buying a genuine original U.S. coin. They are designed simply to give people a chance to own something which closely resembles an original (and usually very valuable) coin. Replica coins are generally worth only the value of the metal within the coin.
Some little-known facts about the no-cents Liberty V nickel. This 1883 nickel has quite a story to tell! See why it’s often called the Racketeer nickel, and one possible explanation for how the phrase ‘joshing you’ came to be!
While most counterfeit coins are easy to spot — due to improper weight, color, even design details — the truth is there are many good copies that have fooled some of the most seasoned coin collectors! Here’s what to look for in order to avoid buying fake coins.
Have you ever heard of a Godless dollar. It is a United States Mint error which left the motto IN GOD WE TRUST off the dollar coin. The problem is that some people are grinding the motto off regular coins and passing them off as real — and it may be at YOUR expense!
The 1804 Bust silver dollar is one of the top 3 most popular U.S. rare coins ever made. Only 15 are known to exist.
Silver Seated Liberty dollars were struck from 1840 through 1873. They were the first major silver dollar minted for circulation since the Liberty Bust dollar.