The U.S. Mint Philadelphia is one of 4 U.S. Mint facilities. The Philadelphia Mint offers a self-guided tour of its facility, for a behind-the-scenes look at how coins are made. You can also take a virtual U.S. Mint Philadelphia tour online!
There’s never been a better time to begin coin collecting as a hobby. I’ve been collecting coins since 1992, and I’m going to share with you the reasons I think you’ll enjoy it too.
A list of the most valuable pennies that you should be looking for in your change. These 43 pennies found in circulation are worth 1 dollar or more… each!
There are 5 coin collecting supplies that every numismatist needs. A coin price guide is a given. See what the other 4 are.
The real value of my coin collection isn’t just how much money I would get by selling it to a coin dealer. It’s also about how enriched my life has become by sharing my numismatic passion with others.
We all started with our first coin. Everybody has a story as to how they got involved in coin collecting. Here’s my first coin and how I began my long and enjoyable journey into coin collecting.
Here are 5 great ways to enthuse a young collector about coins.
Here are 5 tips that will make coin collecting for kids cheaper, easier, and more fun!
The United States Mint now is offering free lesson plans based around the America the Beautiful Quarters program.
Check out these 5 coin games kids will love!
Trying to earn a coin collecting merit badge? Here are all the coin collecting merit badge requirements Boy Scouts must meet to earn a coin collecting merit badge!
One of my favorite places to direct the young collector — and the parents of new, young collectors — is H.I.P. Pocket Change. It’s a place just for kids on the United States Mint’s website.
Coins are good for much more than collecting, investing, and spending. Coins work well with many types of crafts projects, games, and even can be used as toys!
Getting kids involved in coin collecting is not difficult and can be quite rewarding for both the child and the parent. Here are some fun ways to get your child started with a basic coin collection built from coins in circulation.
New coin collectors discover early during their time in the hobby that, along with the many interesting coins, there are also many new terms to learn and remember. Here we look at a few basic coin terms that you will most-often encounter.
Newbie coin collectors are often overwhelmed by the words and phrases they come across in their new hobby. While the following abbreviations and acronyms are not the only ones that you will stumble upon when collecting coins, these are among the most common.
See how the U.S. Mint is helping teachers and parents teach children about coin collecting.
The best coin websites that all coin collectors should visit include: the American Numismatic Association ANA coin site, the U.S. Mint coin site, the Professional Coin Grading Service coin site, the CoinLink coin site, and the eBay Coin Buying Guide.
Buying coins for a young coin collector doesn’t need to be expensive. Many of the coins can be found in everyday circulation. The other coins listed here are quite inexpensive, and would be great for coin collecting kids.
Gift ideas that just about any budding coin collector would enjoy. And you don’t even need to leave your home to buy them because online shopping sites and coin dealers have all of these!
The young coin collector needs a way to store their coin collection. But sometimes young collectors need supplies that are particularly suitable for their little hands, desire for fun, and tendency for mishandling. What do you buy for the young person’s coin collection? Here are some ideas.
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.
So how long have people been collecting coins? About a long as coins have been made — around 600-800BC. Here’s the scoop…
The state quarter program began in 1999 and will continue through 2008. In all, 50 statehood quarters are to be minted — one for each state. They are being released into circulation in the order that the statehoods came into existence.
Have some spare change lying around? Wondering how much money all that loose change is worth? Here are some free online coin calculators, plus some fun learning tools for parents interested in teaching their children about counting and other money matters.