Hobbies & Crafts, Rare U.S. Coins

Cleaned coins are damaged coins. So are bent coins, corroded coins,   scratched coins, and coins with bumps, nicks, gouges, or holes in them. Anything that happened to the coin after it left the US Mint is ‘damage.’ On the other hand, if the damage happened to the coin before it left the Mint, then it’s called an error coin. Damaged coins are not worth much — if anything at all. See how to submit damaged coins to the US Mint and damaged bills to the US Bureau of Labor & Engraving. You’ll make easy money from all of the damaged U.S. currency you have! Here, our coin experts will show you the differences between damaged coins, error coins, and problem-free coins.