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 damaged coins are different from error coins, plus the value of damaged coins.
If damage happens to a coin before it leaves the Mint, then that coin is considered an error coin or a mistake. (On the other hand, if damage happens to a coin after it has left the US Mint facility is considered 'damaged' and it is generally worth very little.) Error coins are rare and valuable because they are legit -- they entered circulation that way and are relatively few in number. Here's a list of well-known U.S. coin errors, how to determine a true error coin from a fake one, the most valuable error coins to look for, and how to spot new errors on coins -- because new errors are being discovered all the time!
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?
There are at least 50 different types of errors, varieties, and other unusual anomalies involving the 2005 Minnesota quarter. It’s true… the Minnesota quarter error with extra tree is worth lots of money and can be found in your pocket change! See the value of Minnesota state quarter errors, tips for finding these valuable error coins, and all of the types of errors, varieties, and anomalies that exist with 2005 Minnesota quarters.
See the current state quarter values, a list of rare state quarters, and state quarter errors. Also, lots of fun facts about the 50 State Quarters series — for trivia buffs and anyone who enjoys American history! I’ve created a detailed list of all the different things that are symbolized on the Statehood Quarters, along with some interesting little-known facts about these popular U.S. quarters.
The Lincoln Memorial penny was made from 1959 to 2008. It was — and still is — a fixture in United States commerce. While most Lincoln Memorial pennies are worth only face value (or a little more), there are a few rare Lincoln Memorial pennies you should be keeping your eye out for. Here are 5 classics, plus 3 recently discovered rare pennies.
Have you heard about the 1958 penny worth $150,000? Think you might have this 1958 penny error in your possession? See if you have the rare 1958 double die penny or just a regular 1958 wheat penny + Find the current 1958 penny value for all versions of the coin here.
Have a 1942 wheat penny, 1942-D penny, 1942-S penny, or another rare 1942 penny? See the current 1942 penny value. Find out here if you’ve got a rare 1942 penny worth thousands of dollars!
Most worn 1964 pennies that you’ll find in circulation are worth the value of their copper content — or about 2 cents. But some 1964 penny values are MUCH higher — like the 1964 SMS penny. Here’s how to tell if you have a rare 1964 SMS penny why these 1964 pennies are worth so much.
There are 8 rare pennies worth money (like $1,000+ apiece!) in circulation today – and they could turn up in your pocket change! Here are 8 valuable pennies to look for.
There’s a rare 1999 penny error that is worth hundreds of dollars and you could find it in your pocket change! Here’s how to tell if you have a 1999 Wide AM penny or not. Plus, see all 1999 penny values.
Are the letters A and M in AMERICA close together or far apart on your 1992 penny? If they’re close together, then you may have the rare 1992 penny error! Here’s what to look for on your 1992 pennies to find out if you have a 1992 Close AM penny or just a regular 1992 penny. See what the Close AM penny and all other 1992 pennies are worth today!
What’s the 1995 penny value today? Well, there are a few 1995 pennies that are worth more than face value: a 1995 double die penny (which was a 1995 penny error), a 1995-D penny, a 1995-S proof penny, and a no mintmark 1995 penny. Here’s how to tell what your 1995 penny is worth.
Someone found a 1982 copper penny worth $18,800 — and you could too! Here’s everything you want to know about the 1982 D penny – and how to find a 1982 small date penny. See what you should be looking for.
Want to know what your 1990 penny is worth? Maybe you’ve got 1990 pennies with no letter (no mintmark) and you’re curious if you have the rare, valuable 1990 No S penny. I’m going to help you figure out whether or not you have the rare 1990 penny worth thousands of dollars, and I’ll also […]
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.
Check your change for 1984 pennies! A 1984 penny can be worth a lot of money — especially if it’s the rare 1984 doubled die penny. Here’s what to look for, how to spot the 1984 penny error, and how much your 1984 pennies are worth.
See what the rare $35,000 quarter looks like! Here’s the scoop on the rare 1970 quarter, plus info on other rare quarters you can find in pocket change and what they’re worth.
Have you found a 2009 penny with a special design on the tails side? Wondering what the 2009 penny value is today? Here’s everything you want to know about the 2009 Lincoln penny, what it’s worth, and some 2009 Lincoln penny errors to look for.
Want to know about the 2017 penny value? Do you know why some 2017 pennies have an unusual P mintmark from the Philadelphia Mint? Here’s the reason why… and what the 2017 penny is worth if you have one.
Have a 1922 penny? Curious what it’s worth? Here’s everything you want to know about 1922 pennies, including the rare & valuable 1922 plain penny and how to tell if you have one.
Do you realize that you can collect coins for face value or less — even free? You can. I’ve been doing it for years. Here are 8 easy, fun (and legal) ways to find coins for virtually nothing!
Yes, it’s definitely possible to find rare coins in your pocket change. Here is a list of coins you should be looking for, how to find them, and how earn real cash!
Collecting pennies is fun! Here are 9 interesting ways to build penny collections that you probably haven’t thought of. Plus the latest penny values.
Clad quarters have a copper band around the edge, between 2 nickel colored layers. Look for these 8 valuable quarters in your everyday pocket change!
Your weird looking coins might be error coins. Here’s how to tell! Plus a list of some of the most common U.S. error coins you could find in pocket change