Buying bulk bags of coins straight from the United States Mint is a great way to look for coin errors and varieties!
The Lincoln Memorial penny was made from 1959 through 2008 and was — and still is — a fixture in United States commerce. While most Lincoln Memorial pennies are worth only face value or not much more, there are a few rare Lincoln Memorial pennies you should be keeping your eye out for.
The 1913 Liberty nickel just sold for $3.7 million and is just one of many rare US coins you should be looking for. Find out how to spot rare US coins by knowing what types of US coins are rare and figuring out some of the best places to be looking for rare US coins.
While most counterfeit coins are easy to spot — due to improper weight, color, even design details — the truth is there are many good copies that have fooled some of the most seasoned coin collectors! Here’s what to look for in order to avoid buying fake coins.
Have you ever heard of a Godless dollar. It is a United States Mint error which left the motto IN GOD WE TRUST off the dollar coin. The problem is that some people are grinding the motto off regular coins and passing them off as real — and it may be at YOUR expense!
Spotting counterfeit coins is one of the most important things a coin buyer must do when looking to purchase a rare coin. Learn some of the ways skilled numismatists watch out for fake coins.
PCGS helped police arrest an alleged coin scammer who placed altered coins into coin slabs.
First Spouse gold coins are expensive to buy. So how can a coin collector get their hands on U.S. Mint-made commemorations of our nation’s first spouses without having to spend hundreds or thousands dollars to buy those pieces? The U.S Mint now issues bronze medals of the same designs seen on the First Spouse gold coins!
The Wisconsin quarter error with the extra leaf has caused much speculation on how the error occurred. Was it deliberate or an honest mistake. One thing’s for sure, the Wisconsin state quarter error is worth searching for!
When should you buy a high-priced coin microscope? And when is it best to simply stick with the trusty 5X magnifying glass you almost certainly already have? Here’s the scoop.
Error coins grab the attention of the collector and non-collector alike. Why? Because they are so unusual.
Collecting coins can be fun — especially when all the coins you need for your collection can be found right in circulation. Let’s look at some of the exciting coins you can find right in your pocket, purse, or at your local bank.
As far as business-strike Lincoln Memorial pennies, the kind struck for circulation (and lacking errors), the short answer essentially is no — Lincoln Memorial pennies generally are not valuable. In fact, typical pieces are worth only face value if worn, and only a tiny premium if in average uncirculated condition, except for a few cases.
Some of the most common error coins include: double-dies, blank planchets, broadstrikes, wrong design or wrong metal, off-center coins, and clipped planchets.
What are 1943 steel pennies worth? What are 1943 copper pennies worth? Here are there values, including what to look for and how to spot a fake 1943 Lincoln copper cent.
You may be glad to hear that there are dozens of U.S. coins considered rare, and that many estates include rare U.S. coins. Many others are found in attics, old drawers and chests, and some are even found in circulation!
In general, most wheat pennies are worth just a few cents (perhaps 10 cents). However, if worn and of a highly common date and mint mark combination, many wheat cents are quite valuable. In fact, some of the scarcest wheat cents are downright expensive — costing into the hundreds of dollars in the most worn condition. Here’s the scoop.
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.
Here’s everything you want to know about Buffalo nickels and what they’re worth today.
Here are 5 books I believe every coin collector should consider owning…
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.
Ironically, silver nickels have no nickel in them… just silver. So most silver nickels are worth their ‘spot value’ — that is, the amount of money the metal inside the coin is worth. Here’s how to check current silver prices to find how much your silver nickels are worth.
Here are the rarest wheat pennies, along with the prices and values for these rare Lincoln wheat pennies.
Here’s my story… why I decided to start collecting coins, what I get out of it, and my tips for those looking for coin collecting information.
It’s surprising what ends up in your pocket as change received from a simple purchase. I’ve managed to complete a very informal coin collection strictly from pocket change. Every morning when I stop to pick up a newspaper, I check to see if the 2 quarters in change are the next coins for my collection. Other unique coins made their way from pocket change to my coin collection as well.