Collecting type sets is a way to collect coins on a budget. You might choose to collect one type of coin, or collect coins from a certain year.
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.
Here’s everything you need to know about scarce Barber dimes, common Barber dimes, and how to start your own collection of Barber dimes.
Buying coins for a young coin collector doesn’t need to be expensive. Many of the coins can be found in everyday circulation. The other coins listed here are quite inexpensive, and would be great for coin collecting kids.
Here are the top 10 U.S. coins that everyone’s talking about. They’re definitely worth collecting. Most aren’t even that hard to find, and they won’t cost you an arm and a leg either!
The Mercury Dime is a coin that is popular among collectors. It also has a following among coin investors. The scarce Mercury dimes have seen very handsome price increases over the past 15 years.
While it is theoretically possible to find any legal tender money in circulation, including old and even rare coins, the likelihood of finding such coins in circulation is small — but not impossible. Plus, you may find some error coins, as well. Here’s what to look for.
Looking for some unique pieces of coin jewelry? Here’s the scoop on coins used as jewelry pieces… what to look for and some idea of what they may be worth.
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…
Coin holders are one of the best ways to keep your coins safe. And they’re inexpensive too! Here’s everything you need to know about coin holders for storing the coins in your collection.
You’ve probably seen Whitman coin folders and wondered if that’s something you need to protect your coins or not. You know, those blue folders with the picture of the coin on the front and cardboard with lots of little round holes inside.
Check out these one-of-a-kind coin-related items would make great Christmas and Birthday gifts for friends or relatives who are coin collectors — even beginners or those who just found coins and they’re now a little interested in coin collecting.
What’s the best way to store coins and keep them safe? Should you use coin holders?… Mylar protectors?… Coin albums?… Coin tubes?… Coin binders?… Air-tight holders?… Coin slabs?… or even Zip-type baggies? Here are some tips for storing the coins in your collection…
Little-known facts about mercury dimes and what the mercury dime is worth these days.
Here are some tips and pointers that might come in handy when you’re meeting with a coin dealer for the first time — whether you’re buying or selling coins.
There are 3 types of dimes covered here: the Barber dime, the Mercury dime, and the Roosevelt dime. Here’s how to obtain exact grades for your circulated dimes…
Most coin collectors want to be able to look at their coins in order to determine at least an approximate grade — which will then yield important information about the coin’s worth.
I might as well tell you now that you’re not going to be able to do this if you’re just beginning to collect coins. Being able to grade a coin accurately comes from a lot of experience.
Here’s an overview of how coins are graded…
What are mint marks? Mintmarks are small letters stamped on U.S. coins that designate where the coin was made. In a lot of cases, where the coin was minted makes the difference between a coin being worth a few dollars and being worth a few hundred dollars!
How much do you know about U.S. coins and coin history? Jot down your answers and see how well you do. The correct answers to these coin questions are at the bottom… no cheating!
Millions of coins are released each year by the mints, so it is no wonder that a few abnormal coins slip by inspection and out into population. These are called error coins. They are highly collectible and usually command a lot higher price than if the coin were struck normally.
Finally! Now there’s a way to get CASH — penny for penny — for all your loose change.
Well, sort of. The equivalent of cash, actually.
I did a little research to find out which U.S. coins are actually worth something today. See what I found — which coins to keep and which ones are worthless. Plus, see how to determine the value of YOUR coins, and which U.S. coins you should hold onto and not spend — according to the Ultimate Guide of U.S. Coins Worth More Than Face Value!