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.
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.
Two-cent coins? Yes, the United States had a coin at one time with a denomination of two cents. And three cents, too. Here’s a little about both, 2-cent and 3-cent coins and how much they’re worth.
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 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.
Jefferson nickels are basically all the nickels that you find in your everyday change. Here’s what Jefferson nickels are worth, 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.
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…
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 recently gone into effect that makes it a crime to melt pennies and nickels and sell them… this, 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 these days. Here’s some of what I found… which coins to keep and which are worthless.