KEY COINS 101 – See what a key date coin is… What makes a key-date coin so rare… How key dates coins are different from semi-key dates. The most popular key coins & semi-key coins. And what better date coins are! Everything you want to know about rare key coins & how to identify them yourself. See if you have a key-date coin now!
The U.S. Mint has made dimes since 1796 in this order: Bust Dimes (1796-1837), Seated Liberty Dimes (1837-1891), Barber Dimes (1892-1916), Mercury Dimes (1916-1945), and Roosevelt Dimes (1946-Present). Here, experienced coin collectors are sharing fun ways to collect dimes, how to grade dimes to determine their condition & value, which dimes are the rarest & most valuable (including silver dimes), and how much your U.S. dimes are worth.
Some rare dimes are worth over $1 million! Do you know what years of dimes are valuable? This list of old, valuable dimes can help you find real rarities in your pocket change, in coin rolls, at estate sales, and more!
Error coins with missing clad layers are rare & valuable! Wondering how to tell if a coin is missing a clad layer? I’m going to show you! You’ll also learn how coins can lose their outer clad layers, where to find missing clad layer coins, and how much they’re worth.
Have a 1982 dime? Some 1982 Roosevelt dimes are worth $50 — or more! Here’s a look at the 1982 No Mint Mark dime, why it’s rare, and how much other 1982 dimes are worth.
1968 no-S proof dimes are worth thousands of dollars! Have a 1968 dime with no “S” mintmark? Here’s how to tell a rare 1968 dime from a normal one and what your dime is worth.
There’s a 1965 quarter worth $7,000 because it was made on the wrong metal (silver instead of copper-nickel clad). Here’s how to identify a 1965 silver quarter. Plus a list of other rare transitional error coins to look for in all denominations — pennies, nickels, dimes, quarters, half dollars, and dollar coins.
Seated Liberty dimes were produced from 1837 to 1891. A number of rarities and low-mintage dates were created during the 54 years of the coin’s production. Here are some little-known facts that collectors will find interesting about the Seated Liberty dime, the 5 major design varieties for this coin, a list of rare Liberty Seated dimes, and the current Seated Liberty dime value.
The half dime and the nickel may sound like different types of coins, but they are both U.S. 5-cent coins, and both have many interesting designs. See half dime and nickel similarities & differences. Plus the current value of half dimes, tips for collecting them, and how to save money when buying a half dime coin.
Collect old coins? Early American coins (from 1793 to about 1839) have been highly demanded among coin ‘type’ collectors for generations. Here’s a little about the value of early U.S. coins today, compared with their historical values from decades past.
I like to buy rolls of coins from the bank, then see how many valuable coins I can find in each roll. It’s called coin roll hunting. (Yes it’s a thing.) Here are some of the coins I’ve obtained for face value – simply by buying bank rolls. Also, see which coins you should be looking for in bank rolls – by denomination. My most memorable coin roll hunting adventure was the time I spent $20 on 5 rolls of nickels and 1 roll of half-dollars. I ended up finding some great silver coins, plus several old coins worth much more than face value! What valuable coins have YOU found in bank rolls?
You don’t need to be wealthy to buy silver coins. Here are 4 ways to buy cheap silver coins when you’re on a budget. Plus, tips for collecting silver coins when you’re on a budget. Before you buy silver coins, read this!
New Roosevelt dimes have been added to circulation every year since 1946. Some of these dimes are worth tens — even hundreds — of dollars. See which ones in this list, which includes rare Roosevelt dime values. Also, if you have any 2009 dimes, you might want to hold onto them — because there’s a good chance the 2009 Roosevelt dime will eventually become scarce (what is known as a key date coin).
Since the 1970s, the West Point Mint has struck millions of coins. The West Point Mint currently strikes bullion coins (silver, gold, and platinum) and commemorative coins, In the 1970s and 1980s, the West Point Mint made Lincoln pennies and Washington quarters. The first West Point Mint coins did not have a mintmark. The W West Point Mint Mark first appeared in 1984. Here’s more about the many types of West Point coins, including some West Point coins you may have in your pocket right now and their current value!
The Liberty Seated design was first seen in 1836 on a limited number of silver dollars. By 1840, the Liberty Seated coin design had been placed on the obverse of all U.S. coins — ranging from the half dime through the dollar coin. It also appeared on the briefly struck 20-cent piece. Here’s what you need to know about the value of Liberty Seated coins.
Charles E. Barber was a noted coin designer who gained widespread recognition for his depictions of Liberty on many of the coins. His Liberty Head designs for the dime, quarter and half dollar were so popular that they were usually called Barber coins rather than Liberty Head coins! However, the Barber nickel was usually called a Liberty Head nickel instead. Barber coins were struck from 1892 to 1916. See the value of Barber coins and Liberty Head nickels in this helpful Barber Coins Guide.
Do you have any old dimes? Do you happen to have a 1975 Roosevelt dime without a mintmark? (So there’s no tiny “S” or tiny “P” on your 1975 dime?) See what makes this rare dime valuable and how you can find similar rare dimes.
Got old coins? They’re still easy to find in your pocket change. What’s an old coin’s value today? I’ll show you how to find the value of old coins that you have — just use this comprehensive list for coins made between 1900 and 2000.
Coin rolls are used mostly by banks and retailers, but they’re treasure troves for coin collectors! Here’s how many coins come in a roll (by denomination). Plus some tips for rolling coins yourself and searching for valuable coins in rolls.
Some 1943 coins are worth hundreds, even thousands of dollars? Find out why and see if you have valuable, rare coins from the World War II era.
If you think Roosevelt dimes are boring, think again! They’re relatively easy to find in circulation, and there are some high-priced rarities in the series and a ton of silver dimes you can pick up for a nominal cost over bullion value. Roosevelt dimes are both fun and challenging to collect!
What are your silver coins are worth? Our coin expert answers that for you. Plus info on the most valuable silver coins & how to find them in pocket change.
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.
What’s a better-date coin? Are better date coins rare coins? Examples of better date coins + A list of coins that are most frequently labeled as better dates
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.
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.