Finding rare coins in circulation is hard but not impossible! A famous collector once spent three rare cents in circulation — and nobody has reported finding them yet! There actually are a few rare Lincoln cents that, if you find one, will be worth much more than one cent.
The U.S. Mint has produced a lot of different pennies, but the Lincoln cent is the most popular and longest-lasting one. The Lincoln penny debuted in 1909 with the Wheat penny design (1909-1958). Next came the Lincoln Memorial cent (1959-2008), followed by the 4 Lincoln Bicentennial penny designs (2009), and the Lincoln Shield cent (2010-present). See fun ways to collect Lincoln pennies, which ones are the rarest & most valuable, and what Lincoln pennies from each year are worth.
With some of the ideas here, you will easily be able to start building a Lincoln Cent collection that will be sure to please your eyes AND conform to your budget!
The 2009 uncirculated coin set is big! 36 come in the 2009 uncirculated set. But along with a bigger set also comes a bigger price. Here’s complete info about the 2009 Uncirculated U.S. Coin Set from the U.S. Mint.
After 50 years, the Lincoln Memorial penny is no longer being minted. During the 50 years of the Lincoln Memorial cent (1959-2008), the U.S. Mint made millions of proof Lincoln Memorial cents. Here are tips for collecting Proof Lincoln Memorial pennies.
The U.S. Mint produced the 2009 Lincoln penny with 4 new designs on the reverse side of the coin. These Bicentennial Lincoln pennies honor the 200th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s birth. Here is the history and facts about the third one released — 2009 Lincoln professional years penny.
The 1909 S VDB Lincoln penny is one of the rarest and most sought after U.S. coins. Even worn and damaged 1909 VDB pennies have some value. See how much they’re worth…
The redesigned Lincoln penny has sold out fast in roll sets. The U.S. Mint sells each design for only a limited time
Find coins in circulation you want to collect from 5 places. This costs nothing and is a nice challenge.
There are many interesting coins that are available for under $5. If you’re collecting coins and you don’t have a lot of money to spend, then you might want to start with these cheap coins.
Old Lincoln pennies have varied values. Most old pennies are worth face value. The most valuable old pennies are doubled-die.
The U.S. Mint produced the 2009 Lincoln penny with 4 new designs on the reverse side of the coin. These Bicentennial Lincoln pennies honor the 200th anniversary of Lincoln’s birth. See history and facts about the first one released — the 2009 Lincoln log cabin penny, honoring Lincoln’s birth and early childhood in Kentucky from the years 1809 to 1816.
Here are the top 10 U.S. coins that everyone’s talking about. They’re definitely worth collecting. Most aren’t even that hard to find, and they won’t cost you an arm and a leg either!
Without a doubt, time has been good from the investment standpoint of those who bought Lincoln cents years ago. Such has been the trend now for decades. See how Lincoln pennies have performed over 15 years.
There are 5 really rare Lincoln pennies. However, they are not the only Lincoln cents that prove scarce to collectors. There are many date-and-mintmark combinations which are very difficult to find, cost collectors a pretty penny to buy, and certainly are on the wish lists of many people. We discuss those Lincoln semi-key coins here.
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.
For Lincoln cents, 1982 was a landmark year. In 1982, the value of copper actually began to exceed the face value of the cent. Here’s a little about zinc vs copper Lincoln memorial cents, small date vs large date cents, and the 7 varieties of 1982 Lincoln memorial cents, including their value today.
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.
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 are the rarest wheat pennies, along with the prices and values for these rare Lincoln wheat pennies.
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.
Have a coin set or completed coin folder and want to know how much it’s worth? Here’s how to tell the value of your completed coin sets and coin folders…
You’ve probably seen Whitman coin folders and wondered if that’s something you need to protect your coins or not. You know, those blue folders with the picture of the coin on the front and cardboard with lots of little round holes inside.
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.