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.
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.
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!
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!
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.