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!
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.
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!