Looking for some unique pieces of coin jewelry? Here’s the scoop on coins used as jewelry pieces… what to look for and some idea of what they may be worth.
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.
Have a coin set or completed coin folder and want to know how much it’s worth? Here’s how to tell the value of your completed coin sets and coin folders…
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.
You’ve probably seen Whitman coin folders and wondered if that’s something you need to protect your coins or not. You know, those blue folders with the picture of the coin on the front and cardboard with lots of little round holes inside.
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…
Check out these one-of-a-kind coin-related items would make great Christmas and Birthday gifts for friends or relatives who are coin collectors — even beginners or those who just found coins and they’re now a little interested in coin collecting.
Did you know that the U.S. had a 2-cent coin? Yes, from 1864 to 1873 the United States had a coin with a denomination of two cents. There was a 3-cent coin, too — with a denomination of three cents from 1851 to 1889. Interestingly, some 3-cent pieces are silver, while others are made of a nickel composition (those are sometimes called 3-cent nickels). Here are little-known facts about 2-cent and 3-cent coins… and how much they’re worth today.
What’s the best way to store coins and keep them safe? Should you use coin holders?… Mylar protectors?… Coin albums?… Coin tubes?… Coin binders?… Air-tight holders?… Coin slabs?… or even Zip-type baggies? Here are some tips for storing the coins in your collection…
The Shield Nickel was our first 5 cent nickel in the United States. It features the number 5 on the reverse with stars surrounding it.
In 1883, the US Mint started production of the Liberty Head nickel, more commonly called the V nickel — due to the Roman numeral V on the reverse. Here’s what you need to know to find the value of your Liberty nickels…
Here’s how to determine the exact grade for your circulated nickels. There are 3 types of nickels covered here: Jefferson nickels, Liberty head — V nickels — and buffalo nickels.
The buffalo nickel is technically known as ‘the five-cent Indian head’ coin. It’s also referred to as the bison nickel or Indian nickel due to the Indian on the front. Here are more fun facts about buffalo head nickels, and how to determine the value of a buffalo nickel or Indian head nickel.
Most coin collectors want to be able to look at their coins in order to determine at least an approximate grade — which will then yield important information about the coin’s worth.
I might as well tell you now that you’re not going to be able to do this if you’re just beginning to collect coins. Being able to grade a coin accurately comes from a lot of experience.
Here’s an overview of how coins are graded…
Do you know how to tell a war nickel from a regular Jefferson nickel? I’ll show you – it’s simple! Plus, see what Jefferson nickels are worth today… including war nickels.
A lot of people want to know what their nickels are worth. This article covers the Westward Journey nickels. Then, I will go over Jefferson, buffalo, Liberty, and shield nickels later.
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.
The flying eagle cent is one of my favorite coins. I own 8 flying eagle pennies. Here are some little-known fatcs about the flying eagle penny…
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!
Are we about to witness the demise of the penny and the nickel? New rules have gone into effect that makes it a crime to melt pennies and nickels and sell them — despite the fact that the price of the metals inside those coins is worth more than the face value of the coins themselves!
I did a little research to find out which U.S. coins are actually worth something today. See what I found — which coins to keep and which ones are worthless. Plus, see how to determine the value of YOUR coins, and which U.S. coins you should hold onto and not spend — according to the Ultimate Guide of U.S. Coins Worth More Than Face Value!