Everything you want to know about New Hampshire state quarters including errors, current value, how the design was chosen, and the story of the Old Man Of The Mountain.
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.
Here’s what to look for when it comes to the 2009 Presidential dollar coins featuring William Henry Harrison, John Tyler, James K. Polk, and Zachary Taylor. Plus, one major change that is being made on the Presidential dollar coins beginning in 2009.
Even the scarcest of the Jefferson nickels are not at all cost-prohibitive for the average coin collector, making Jefferson nickels a very good coin collection to assemble for most anyone. Incredibly, Jefferson nickels can, on occasion, still be found in circulation!
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.
A lot of people who are interested in obtaining silver coins are curious which ones are the best to collect. Here’s the scoop…
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.
The entire collection of Susan B. Anthony dollars consists of just 11 coins, minted for 3 short years from 1979 through 1981, then again in 1999 because of high demand created by transit and postal vending machines.
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.
The state quarter program began in 1999 and will continue through 2008. In all, 50 statehood quarters are to be minted — one for each state. They are being released into circulation in the order that the statehoods came into existence.
Little-known facts about mercury dimes and what the mercury dime is worth these days.
Have a question about silver quarters? Here’s the history of how the Washington quarter came to be, and prices for Washington quarters these days.
What are mint marks? Mintmarks are small initials stamped on coins to 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.
The Indian head penny does not actually have an Indian on it. It is, in fact, Liberty wearing an Indian headdress. Here are some fun facts about Indian head pennies…
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.