U.S. coin errors and varieties can be confusing to tell apart. How are variety coins and error coins different? Why does it matter? What are these unusual coins worth? Here’s everything you need to know about errors and varieties in coin collecting.
The U.S. Mint has been making dollar coins since 1794, but U.S. dollar coins have not been minted for circulation since 2011. Dollar coins have been produced in this order: Flowing Hair dollar coins (1794-1795), Draped Bust dollar coins (1795–1804), Liberty Seated dollar coins (1840-1873), Trade dollar coins (1873-1885), Morgan dollar coins (1878-1904; 1921), Peace dollar coins (1921-1928; 1934-1935), Eisenhower dollar coins (1971-1978), Susan B. Anthony dollar coins (1979–1981; 1999), American Silver Eagle dollar coins (1986-Present). Sacagawea dollar coins (2000-Present), Presidential dollar coins (2007-2016), and Native American dollar coins (2009-Present). Here's everything you want to know about US dollar coins, their current values, tips for collecting them -- even ways to buy silver dollars on a budget.
U.S. mint coin sets from 2000 to 2009 include a wide variety of really cool coins. Here’s a look at the coins in U.S. Mint uncirculated coin sets from the 2000s and how much these sets are worth today.
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 coin with a flat, raised blob near the rim? It’s called a die cud error coin! Cuds on coins are really neat. Here’s a helpful guide for collecting rare and valuable die cud error coins.
Die break coins are error coins. Some are rarer than others. Some are worth $100 or more. If you have a die crack coin, cud coin, or other types of die break error coins… here’s how to determine their value.
A DMPL Morgan dollar is an uncirculated Morgan silver dollar with mirrored surfaces — which look much like those of a proof coin. Hence the acronym DMPL for ‘deep mirror prooflike’! See how DMPL Morgan dollars are different from ‘prooflike’ and ‘semi-prooflike’ Morgan silver dollars… and how much they’re worth!
VAM dollars are highly popular Morgan silver dollars and Peace silver dollars with unique die varieties. Here’s what they’re worth + Tips for collecting VAM silver dollars.
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.
Post Mint Damage (or Post Strike Damage) refers to any damage a coin has suffered after leaving the U.S. Mint — including scratches, dings, holes, bumps, nicks, and gouges. See how to tell damaged coins apart from error coins, plus the value of damaged coins.
The 1979 proof set is the first to feature the Susan B. Anthony dollar. 1979 is also also the year of 2 different types of proof sets — because the U.S. Mint changed the appearance of the ‘S’ mintmark on the coins in the proof set. One is called a 1979 proof set Type 1. The other is called a 1979 proof set Type 2. Here you can find out which one you have and how much it’s worth!
Susan B. Anthony dollar coins were unpopular when they were first released, and they are still not widely collected coins. In fact, the Susan B. Anthony dollar is probably the least popular coin made in America. This makes collecting a complete set of the dollars quite easy and affordable! See other reasons to collect Susan B. Anthony dollars, the rarest Susan B. Anthony dollar coins, and the current value of Susan B. Anthony coins.
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.
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!
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.
Want to know what a 1922 silver dollar is worth? Here’s the 1922 silver dollar value, an interesting story about the young lady you see on the coin, and why the 1922 one dollar coin is called a Peace silver dollar.
Have a 1921 silver dollar? Here’s everything you want to know about the current 1921 silver dollar value + How to tell if you have a 1921 Morgan dollar coin or a 1921 Peace dollar coin.
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.
Looking to buy silver dollars at rock bottom prices? I’ve got 4 proven tips that will help you find even cheap Morgan dollars & cheap Peace dollars at super low prices.
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.
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.
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
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
American Silver Eagle dollar coins aren’t just for silver stackers — they’re exciting coins for numismatists, too. Here’s why silver eagles are fun coins to collect.