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!
Wondering why some coins have mintmarks, and some do not? Here’s what you need to know about Philadelphia mint marks and coins with no mintmarks at all. We're also sharing what makes the difference between a coin being worth a few dollars and being worth a few hundred dollars!
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!
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.
Only 7 million 1922 cent coins were made. Those without a D mintmark are even scarcer. The 1922 cent is a popular error coin — or variety, depending on your stance. But why is a hole for that coin being included in regular Lincoln cent albums? Here are one longtime collector’s opinions on the issue and what should be done about those pesky holes most of us can’t afford to fill in our Lincoln cent albums.
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.
In fact, the United States Mint did not officially produce any coins with a mintmark during the years 1965, 1966, 1967. Here’s why.
Many were trying to build complete date sets. Others were pulling silver coins out of circulation to benefit from the rising silver bullion values of the time.
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.