Here are the 5 categories of valuable coins you should be looking for.
The U.S. Mint has made nickels since 1866 in this order: Shield Nickels (1866-1883), Liberty Nickels (1883-1912), Buffalo Nickels (1913-1938), and Jefferson Nickels (1938-present, except for 2004-2005). Here, experienced coin collectors are sharing fun ways to collect nickels, how to grade nickels to determine their condition & value, which nickels are the rarest & most valuable (including silver nickels), and how much your U.S. nickels are worth.
Check out some of the odd ways I have found some interesting coins. This may inspire you to find coins in some of the most unique of ways, too!
The 1950 proof set was the first proof set made by the U.S. Mint since 1942. Featuring silver coins and the now-obsolete Lincoln wheat cent, the 1950 proof set is a popular coin set among coin collectors.
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!
Wooden nickels have been popular as a collectible for decades. A common type of exonumia token, wooden nickels are cheap to collect and are perfect for all types of people interested in collecting interesting tokens.
The 1913 Liberty nickel just sold for $3.7 million and is just one of many rare US coins you should be looking for. Find out how to spot rare US coins by knowing what types of US coins are rare and figuring out some of the best places to be looking for rare US coins.
Common coins can be worth money. Finding them may be no harder than looking in your drawer or your parents’ attic.
There are millions of no-date Buffalo nickels out there. They were not made that way — so why are they dateless? Here’s how to tell the real date of a dateless Buffalo nickel?
Many American coins honor American landmarks. The landmarks range from the Lincoln Memorial to Mount Rushmore. All of these coins are available and affordable.
There is no silver in circulating U.S. silver coins. And between 1942 and 1945 there was no nickel in U.S. circulated nickels.
Determining which type of coin collector you are will make it easier to find coin collecting clubs and what sort of coin catalogs and magazines to buy or subscribe to.
In 2009, the U.S. Mint is issuing a fascinating variety and quantity of coins. Ranging from Lincoln bicentennial pennies to the 24 karat gold double eagle there is something for everyone in the 2009 United State Mint issue.
The proof sets for 2009 are the largest they have ever been. Each set has 18 coins and 4 lenses.
There are coins which are getting harder and harder to find in circulation. The wheat penny, Jefferson nickel and Bicentennial quarter are three of these.
There are many interesting coins that are available for under $5. If you’re collecting coins and you don’t have a lot of money to spend, then you might want to start with these cheap coins.
Collecting type sets is a way to collect coins on a budget. You might choose to collect one type of coin, or collect coins from a certain year.
Liberty nickels from 1883 to 1912 are a small series of coins to collect. However, it’s not very easy to complete a set of Liberty Head nickels — see why. Plus tips for collecting Liberty nickels or V nickels when you’re on a budget!
Buying coins for a young coin collector doesn’t need to be expensive. Many of the coins can be found in everyday circulation. The other coins listed here are quite inexpensive, and would be great for coin collecting kids.
Here are the top 10 U.S. coins that everyone’s talking about. They’re definitely worth collecting. Most aren’t even that hard to find, and they won’t cost you an arm and a leg either!
Buffalo nickels are a coin collector favorite, and they certainly have done well for investors who entered the market years ago and today still hold the coins they bought back then. See how Buffalo nickels have performed over 15 years.
Hobo Nickels are artwork engraved on a Buffalo nickel by hobos. They carved anything from caricatures to portraits to railroad cars on the nickels. Their values can range from $10 to
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!
While it is theoretically possible to find any legal tender money in circulation, including old and even rare coins, the likelihood of finding such coins in circulation is small — but not impossible. Plus, you may find some error coins, as well. Here’s what to look for.
Here’s everything you want to know about Buffalo nickels and what they’re worth today.
Ironically, silver nickels have no nickel in them… just silver. So most Jefferson war nickels are worth their ‘spot value’ — that is, the amount of money the metal inside the coin is worth. Here’s how to check current silver prices and find out how much your silver war nickels from 1942 to 1945 are worth.