How much is an Abraham Lincoln dollar coin worth? Well, if it has any errors or varieties, your Lincoln dollar could be worth quite a lot! The Abraham Lincoln dollar coin value ranges from $1… into the hundreds of dollars! Find out how much yours is worth here…
Some U.S. coins have mintmarks, and some do not. See why. Here's everything need to know about mint marks on U.S. coins -- including what the different mintmarks mean (CC, D, O, P, S, W) and which mintmarks make a particular coin more valuable.
Did you know the 1909-S Indian Head penny is rare? Find out how much this Indian Head cent is worth today — and why it’s so rare and valuable!
The 1983 dime error is one of the most sought-after rare United States error coins struck in the 1980s — and it has kept collectors on their toes for years! The fact is some 1983 Roosevelt dimes are missing a major detail, making these error coins worth AT LEAST $500… up to $5,000 or more! Here’s what you should be looking for on your 1983 dimes.
Found a coin with an odd marking on it? It might be a counterstamp! This article will tell you what counterstamped coins are, why they exist, and how much they’re worth.
Did you know that a 2020-W quarter is a rare coin? Only a few 2020-W quarters were made and released into circulation… so be sure to check your pocket change! That’s right, none were included in coin sets. If you happen to be lucky enough to find one, you can see here how much your 2020-W quarter is worth. Plus, 3 tips to increase your odds of finding a rare 2020-W quarter in your spare change!
Here’s how to tell a large vs. small date penny (similarities and differences). Plus, see the value of a 1982 small date penny, 1970 small date penny, 1960 small date penny — and large date pennies for those same years, too!
Think you have some rare penny dates in your coin collection? Here are 23 of the most valuable rare Lincoln Memorial penny key dates you should be looking for — and how much they’re worth.
U.S. coin errors and varieties can be confusing to tell apart. How are variety coins and error coins different? Why does it matter? What are these unusual coins worth? Here’s everything you need to know about errors and varieties in coin collecting.
What is an error penny — and how much are error pennies worth? Our penny error list shows you which penny errors to look for, common & rare error pennies, unique pennies that look like errors but are not, and how much they’re all worth!
Have a 1938 penny and want to know how much it’s worth? See the value of a 1938 wheat penny, which 1938 Lincoln cents you should keep, plus rare 1938 wheat penny errors & varieties you can find in pocket change!
The 1937 penny is one of the first old Lincoln wheat cents I ever pulled from pocket change. The first question I had was, “How much is my old wheat penny worth?” I called several coin dealers and looked up the information in various coin guides trying to find the value of my 1937 Lincoln […]
The US Mint did not produce any coins with a mintmark from 1965-1967. Silver was also removed from coins during this time, and proof sets and mint sets were not produced either. It wasn’t until 1968 that mintmarks, proof sets, and mint sets returned to normal. See why 1965 coins, 1966 coins, and 1967 coins are different, and what’s so unique about 1968 coins.
The 1922 plain penny is a popular error coin — or variety, depending on your stance. But why is a hole for the 1922 plain cent being included in regular Lincoln cent coin albums and coin folders? A longtime collector’s opinions on the issue and what should be done about those pesky holes that most of us can’t afford to fill in our Lincoln cent coin albums and folders.
Is part of the lettering missing on your coin? Maybe it has no mintmark? Here’s how to tell if you’ve got an error coin or simply a normal or damaged coin.
1913 Lincoln pennies can be worth thousands of dollars! Find out how much your 1913 penny is worth. Plus info on 1913 wheat penny errors, mintage numbers, and more.
The U.S. Mint’s state quarter program began in 1999 and continued through 2008. In all, 50 statehood quarters were made — one for each state in the United States. They were released into circulation in the order that the statehoods came into existence. Here’s the official list of all 50 state quarters and their release dates. Plus, everything you need to know about collecting the 50 state quarters, and fun ways to save state quarters that you probably haven’t thought of!
The 1981 proof set attracts much coin collector attention because the proof sets that year were produced in 2 different varieties: Type 1 is common, Type 2 is considerably scarcer and much more valuable! Here’s how to tell the difference, and the value of 1981 proof sets.
Did you know that the Indian Head penny does not actually have an Indian on it? It’s Lady Liberty wearing an Indian headdress! Here are some fun facts about Indian Head pennies and the ones that are the most valuable today.
Since the 1970s, the West Point Mint has struck millions of coins. The West Point Mint currently strikes bullion coins (silver, gold, and platinum) and commemorative coins, In the 1970s and 1980s, the West Point Mint made Lincoln pennies and Washington quarters. The first West Point Mint coins did not have a mintmark. The W West Point Mint Mark first appeared in 1984. Here’s more about the many types of West Point coins, including some West Point coins you may have in your pocket right now and their current value!
Think you know the United States Mint? Much has happened there since opening in 1792. These 8 cool, quirky facts about the U.S. Mint will blow your mind.
Have a 1981 penny? Looking for the current 1981 penny value? See if any of your 1981 pennies are rare & what they’re worth. Here’s the ultimate guide to 1981 pennies – including how many were made.
Wondering what the Walking Liberty half dollar value is today? See what these silver half dollars worth. Learn if any of them are rare. Plus some tips for collecting these so-called Walker halves or Walking halves. Everything you want to know about Walking Liberty half dollar coins!
Clad quarters have a copper band around the edge, between 2 nickel colored layers. Look for these 8 valuable quarters in your everyday pocket change!
Coin values depend on a number of factors. Here’s how to find out how much a specific coin is worth. Plus tools to help you find the value of ALL your coins
Are there spiders on your dollar bills? And what’s up with up with that pyramid and the eyeball? Learn about these and other secrets on dollar bills here!
Did you know that a complete collection of United States coin was once made? Find out who did it and what it took to collect every regular-issue U.S. coin ever made!
Don’t fall for this coin misnomer about ‘S’ mintmarks on proof coins…
Jefferson nickels are one of the oldest coin circulating today — and they’re among the easiest and cheapest coins to collect. Believe it or not, it’s still possible (with a bit of luck) to actually complete a set of Jefferson nickels right from pocket change!
The Standing Liberty quarter — minted from 1916 to 1930 — was popular, but not without controversy due to the fact that Miss Liberty was bare-breasted on many Standing Liberty quarters. Today, many Standing Liberty quarters are quite valuable.
Coin edge lettering has been around for years, but the Presidential dollar coins and Native American coins in 2007 brought edge lettering on coins back into the forefront. Here’s everything you want to know about edge lettering on U.S. coins.
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…
In the 1960s, United States coins underwent several changes. You can see the course of these changes when assembling a complete collection of mint sets from the 1960s.
The 1965 coins went through a number of changes, some of which are still in use today. Reduction of silver in the coins and leaving off mint marks were to discourage coin hoarding. Proof sets and mint sets were not produced for 3 years.
The 1909 VDB penny and 1909 s VDB penny are both Lincoln cents worth collecting! Here’s the story behind these interesting coins, and their famous designer.
Why do some coins have mint marks, and some do not? Here’s what you need to know about Philadelphia mint marks and coins with no mintmarks at all.
One of the changes to the William Henry Harrison Presidential dollar coin is the fact that the motto ‘In God We Trust’ — which had been placed on the edge of the coin — was moved to the front of the coin, below the president’s portrait. See other little-known facts and how much William Henry Harrison dollar coins are worth.
The U.S. Mint releases the first Native American dollar coin in the series on January 2, 2009. The Native American dollar coin is a regularly circulating dollar coin that is drawing some attention among commemorative coin collectors.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Here’s everything you want to know about Buffalo nickels and what they’re 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.
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.
What follows are some coin diagrams and photos that will help you describe your coin to others — say, if you want to sell it online. Plus, a coin glossary that will be helpful as you learn more about the coins in your possession.
Coin holders are one of the best ways to keep your coins safe. And they’re inexpensive too! Here’s everything you need to know about coin holders for storing the coins in your collection.
Nickels have remained basically the same since 1936, when the Thomas Jefferson design — aka the Jefferson nickel — was introduced. Alas, it tends to be that when a coin’s design is still current, the coins from that series stay pretty low in price. Here’s what your Jefferson nickels are worth…
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.
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!