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.
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 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!