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!
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.
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.
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…
Interested in finding the grade of your penny? Here’s how you can determine the exact grades for your circulated small cents — pennies.
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!
A lot of people have been asking questions and wanting to know the value of their wheat back pennies, which collectors call ‘wheaties’. Here is the run-down on wheat pennies…
Millions of coins are released each year by the mints, so it is no wonder that a few abnormal coins slip by inspection and out into population. These are called error coins. They are highly collectible and usually command a lot higher price than if the coin were struck normally.
Very few wheaties — wheat back pennies — have much value, however a variety of the 1922 happens to be one that does. Here’s how to determine if your 1922 penny is worth 4 cents or 400 dollars.
Little-known facts about pennies in circulation in the United States, including old rare pennies and the Lincoln penny.
I did a little research to find out which U.S. coins are actually worth something today. See what I found — which coins to keep and which ones are worthless. Plus, see how to determine the value of YOUR coins, and which U.S. coins you should hold onto and not spend — according to the Ultimate Guide of U.S. Coins Worth More Than Face Value!