Proof sets are one of the best ways to purchase crisp examples of U.S. coins. These proof sets, contain coins with burnished, mirror-like surfaces and are a favorite way for coin collectors to purchase high-quality coins straight from the U.S. Mint. The Presidential dollar proof sets are no exception.
See how much gold coins are worth. And before you buy gold coins from the U.S. Mint, coin dealers, infomercials, shopping sites, or online... read these tips from coin experts for finding cheap gold coins, commemorative gold coins, and other gold coins worth collecting (including valuable gold coins like Gold Eagle coins and Double Eagle gold coins). Our experienced collectors weigh in with advice to avoid buying fake gold coins (or getting scammed with gold-plated "coins"), tips for finding rare gold coins -- even a gold coin price chart if you decide to invest in gold coins and want to know the current gold bullion value.
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.
Many gold coins minted in the U.S during the second half of the 19th century and into the first decades of the 20th century have values which have long fluctuated with the prevailing gold prices. The best time to buy a gold coin is usually when gold prices are lower. The best time to sell is when gold coin are higher. The value of your gold coins will be largely dependent upon the current price of gold. Here’s more.
Everything you want to know about American Buffalo gold bullion coins. This is a 24k gold coin that is quite valuable. See how much a Buffalo gold coin is worth today.
The mintage number of a coin simply refers to how many coins were struck by the mint. It does not, however, necessarily refer to how many coins still exist.
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.
Here are some tips for setting fun goals for your coin collection — no matter how large or small it might be — even if you never really thought of yourself as a ‘coin collector’.
Susan B. Anthony dollar coins, which were struck from 1979 to 1999, represent America’s first small-size dollar coin. The entire collection of Susan B. Anthony dollars consists of just 11 coins which were minted for general circulation and 7 more made just for collectors — for a grand total of 18 Susan B. Anthony dollar coins to collect.
Here’s how you can get your own GOT COIN? t-shirt…
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.
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.
Presidential Dollar coins were struck from 2007 to 2016. Each $1 coin features the face of a former U.S. president. Four coins came out each year until all former presidents (non-living) were minted on these golden-colored U.S. $1 coins. Another related presidential coin set called the First Spouse gold coins program ran from 2007 to 2016, as well. These $10 gold coins were released concurrently — at the same time as their husband’s President coin.
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.
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.
There are several coin price guides made by different companies, but I mostly use the Red Book and the Black Book. Here are some tips for choosing the right price guide for you coin collection.
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 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….
In 1883, the US Mint started production of the Liberty Head nickel, more commonly called the V nickel — due to the Roman numeral V on the reverse. Here’s what you need to know to find the value of your Liberty nickels…
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!
What tools and supplies do you need to start collecting? Here’s a basic guide to the top 5 things you’ll want to have, if you plan to start a coin collection.
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!