In this article you will find (1) A complete list of U.S. coins made of silver by denomination. (2) A list of the most valuable silver coins by denomination. (3) The dates that the metal composition changed for each U.S. coin denomination throughout the years. Everything you want to know about silver nickels, silver dimes, silver quarters, silver half dollars, silver dollars, and even silver pennies!
The U.S. Mint has produced the following Eagle coins: Quarter Eagle $2.50 gold coin (1796-1929), Half Eagle $5 gold coin (1795-1929), Plain Eagle $10 gold coin (1795-1933), Double Eagle $20 gold coin (1850-1933), Flying Eagle penny (1856-1858), American Silver Eagle $1 silver coin (1986-present), and American Gold Eagle coins in 1/10 oz, 1/4 oz, 1/2 oz, and 1 oz denominations (1986-present). Here's everything you want to know about US Eagle coins as bullion or as collectible coins -- little-known facts, current values, tips for collecting them, and ways to buy them at cheap prices.
Maybe you saw the V75 mark on a W quarter… or some other unusual mark on a different coin. Do you know what it means? Here’s what a privy mark on U.S. coins means. Plus, how much coins with privy marks are worth!
Bullion coins are great for both investing and collecting! Here are some little-known facts and tips for collecting American Silver Eagles (1986-present), American Gold Eagles (1986-present), Platinum American Eagles (1997-2008), and Palladium bullion coins. See the scarcest American Silver Eagle coins that are the most sought-after, the pros & cons of collecting proof vs. bullion Silver Eagles, and more!
Trying to find out why the US Mint charges what it does for its coins? This US Mint gold price chart will help you understand why their numismatic gold coins and silver coins cost what they do. See how their gold coin prices and silver coin prices compare to daily and historical bullion price charts… plus, ways to save money buying US Mint coins.
Even if you’re not into coin collecting, here’s a list of rare pennies you should hold onto. One of the most popular is the 1943 wheat penny. Other rare pennies on this list include the 1792 penny, 1793 penny, 1844 penny, 1856 penny, 1877 penny, 1909 penny, 1924 penny, 1936 penny, 1943 penny, 1955 penny, 1974 penny, and other silver pennies. I’ve also included some tips to help you find out the value of your pennies.
The Smithsonian in Washington D.C. has the 1804 dollar, 1933 double eagle & other rare coins. Here’s what you’ll see. Plus my tips for visiting the museum.
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.
Curious about the value of First Strike coins? Are they even worth buying? Here’s an expert analysis on whether First Strike coins are a good investment.
Do you collect silver eagle coins? See why silver eagle prices don’t always go up, and which American silver eagles are worth more than bullion value.
American silver eagle coins can be expensive to buy. Here are 6 clever ways to save money when buying silver eagles.
Is now a good time to buy silver coins? A look back — and a look ahead — to help you make a good decision about buying silver coins.
How was the famous Saddle Ridge gold coin hoard found in California? Find out here, plus tips on how to discover your own coin hoards!
Trying to find the perfect coin gift for someone? These 5 coin gift ideas are sure to please even the non-numismatists in your life.
Looking for cheap gold coins? Check out this list of 5 types of gold coins that you can buy for under $500 each.
Walking Liberty half dollars, minted from 1916 to 1947, are often considered among the most beautiful coins in the world. Here are my best tips for collecting Walking Liberty half dollars (also known as Walker halves or Walking halves), including 6 ways to collect Walking Liberty half dollars that you probably haven’t thought of!
Make sure you know how to avoid buying gold-plated coins.
Take a look at 9 of the most popular and rarest coins U.S. coins that coin collectors go gaga over.
Barack Obama presidential coins are popular coin collectors’ items, but are they really rare or good investments?
If you have ever seen an advertisement for a First Strike coin and wanted to know if you should buy one of the coins, you’ll want to check out this first — as you’ll see, First Strike coins are not always what they are cracked up to be.
IRA investing can be made more fun — and shinier — if you use bullion coins as part of your IRA investment portfolio. But before you start buying bullion coins for your IRA portfolio, make sure you know some very important rules about which bullion coins are approved for IRA investing!
First State Depository in Wilmington, Delaware, keeps gold safe for individuals, companies, and investment firms. First State uses a highly secure vault and lots of space to protect the precious metal investments contained within. Learn more about this popular gold depository and how you can keep your investments safe there, too.
Looking for some good gift ideas for the numismatist in your life? See why I recommend the following: a coin magazine subscription, modern commemorative coins, bullion coins, slabbed coins, or a coin gift certificate.
In 2009, the U.S. Mint is issuing a fascinating variety and quantity of coins. Ranging from Lincoln bicentennial pennies to the 24 karat gold double eagle there is something for everyone in the 2009 United State Mint issue.
Walking Liberty half dollars have, over the course of many years, increased in value well. Let’s look at how some Walking Liberty half dollars have performed over the course of 15 years.
Silver Eagle dollar coins are highly sought after both by coin collectors and bullion investors. Some scarce dates command a high price — see which ones. Plus tips for collecting and buying $1 American Silver Eagle coins.
One of the world’s most renowned, beautiful, loved, and popular coin designs came back as a high-relief coin. The 1907 Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle gold coin was revived as an Ultra-High Relief Double Eagle gold coin released by the U.S. Mint in 2009.
There really is a lot of diversity in U.S. coins. In the United States’ more than 200 years of coin production, our nation has seen many types of interesting coins. However, if you’re a coin collector and you find yourself a little bored with ‘typical’ modern U.S. coins, then consider these 5 unique types of coins worth collecting.
Here are 5 tips to guide you through your very first coin show. Plus, a wealth of coin show advice from myself and others who’ve been to lots of different coin shows.
Proof coins represent the finest, the very best, that any U.S. Mint has to offer. You see, proof doesn’t refer to a particular grade. Rather, proof refers to the result when a coin is manufactured in a special way. Proof coins vary greatly from their business strike — regular, circulation-quality — counterparts and they take a different path in the Mint.
A twentieth century type coin set is a collection of coins which includes one of each design from each denomination the United States produced between 1900 and 1999. It’s a fun — and relatively simple — way to collect U.S. coins.
While there is no single answer that defines the ‘best’ coins worth collecting — because everyone has a different opinion as to the best coins worth holding onto — here are some ideas and opinions from others who collect coins. See which coins they’ve chosen to collect and why. Hint: They’re not all rare U.S. coins.
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.
Do you have a gold coin? Want to know what it’s worth? Here’s how to find the value of the Quarter Eagle coin (which is a $2.50 gold coin), the Half Eagle coin (which is a $5 gold coin), the Plain Eagle coin (which is a $10 gold coin), and the Double Eagle coin (which is a $20 gold coin).
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…
There are 3 types of silver dollars covered here: the Eisenhower silver dollar, the Peace silver dollar, and the Morgan silver dollar. Here’s how to obtain exact grades for your circulated silver dollars…
There are 4 types of half dollar coins covered here: Barber half dollars, Franklin half dollars, Kennedy half dollars, and Walking Liberty half dollars (also known as American eagle silver half dollars). Here’s how to obtain exact grades for your circulated half dollar coins….
There are 3 types of quarters covered here: the Washington quarter, the standing Liberty quarter, and the Barber quarter. Here’s how to obtain exact grades for your circulated quarters…
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!
The flying eagle cent is one of my favorite coins. I own 8 flying eagle pennies. Here are some little-known fatcs about the flying eagle penny…
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!