KEY COINS 101 – See what a key date coin is… What makes a key-date coin so rare… How key dates coins are different from semi-key dates. The most popular key coins & semi-key coins. And what better date coins are! Everything you want to know about rare key coins & how to identify them yourself. See if you have a key-date coin now!
Benjamin Franklin designed the first U.S. penny in 1787 (called a Fugio cent). The U.S. Mint started producing pennies in 1793 with Large cents (1793-1857), followed by Flying Eagle cents (1856-1858), Indian Head cents (1859-1909), and Lincoln cents (1909-present). One of the most popular pennies among collectors is a Lincoln cent design: the Lincoln Wheat penny (1909-1958). Here, experienced coin collectors are sharing fun ways to collect pennies, how to grade pennies to determine their condition & value, which pennies are the rarest & most valuable, and how much U.S. pennies are worth (by year).
Do you have any damaged coins or coins with an excessive amount of wear? These are generally called cull coins. Not only are they relatively easy to find — they’re also cheap coins to buy! Here’s more about these types of coins, what they’re worth, and why they may be a good fit for your collection.
What is an error penny — and how much are error pennies worth? Our penny error list shows you which penny errors to look for, common & rare error pennies, unique pennies that look like errors but are not, and how much they’re all worth!
All about coin rim errors – how to spot them, how much they’re worth, the most valuable types of rim errors on coins, how to tell rim errors from rim damage
WW2 Pennies From 1944-1946: See how shell case pennies got their name, why they were struck, and how much these old Lincoln wheat pennies from World War II are worth today
Have you got any pre-1983 pennies? I always save copper pennies from my pocket change and from searching through coin rolls — it’s definitely worth it! See what makes all pennies before 1983 worth holding onto.
Have a 1939 penny and want to know what it’s worth? You’ve come to the right place! See how much 1939 wheat pennies are worth, including valuable 1939 penny errors.
Have a 1938 penny and want to know how much it’s worth? See the value of a 1938 wheat penny, which 1938 Lincoln cents you should keep, plus rare 1938 wheat penny errors & varieties you can find in pocket change!
The 1937 penny is one of the first old Lincoln wheat cents I ever pulled from pocket change. The first question I had was, “How much is my old wheat penny worth?” I called several coin dealers and looked up the information in various coin guides trying to find the value of my 1937 Lincoln […]
Wondering how much is a 1936 penny worth? This 1936 Penny Guide contains everything you want to know about 1936 wheat pennies — the current 1936 penny value, the most valuable 1936 Lincoln cents you should be looking for, and rare 1936 wheat penny errors that you can find in circulation!
Got any dark toned coins or discolored coins? See which dark coins are rare and valuable error coins. Also, find out how much your dark coin is worth here!
Most 1935 pennies are valuable – some even rare! Check out this guide to see what your 1935 penny is worth + A list of 1935 wheat penny errors to look for.
Collect old wheat pennies? (I do!) Here’s how you can tell the difference between a 1933 penny worth only a few cents versus one worth thousands of dollars. See the value of 1933 wheat pennies… including the 1933-D penny and other rare and valuable 1933 Lincoln cents.
It’s hard to find 1932 pennies in spare change. Are they rare? Are they valuable? Here’s the scoop on 1932 penny values. Plus some rare 1932 wheat penny errors to look for.
The US Mint did not produce any coins with a mintmark from 1965-1967. Silver was also removed from coins during this time, and proof sets and mint sets were not produced either. It wasn’t until 1968 that mintmarks, proof sets, and mint sets returned to normal. See why 1965 coins, 1966 coins, and 1967 coins are different, and what’s so unique about 1968 coins.
What’s your 1929 penny worth? All 1929 pennies are worth more than face value. Some are worth thousands of dollars! See how much your 1929 wheat penny is worth, and 1929 errors to look for.
The ultimate 1928 penny value guide! Find the value of your 1928 wheat penny here. Plus, a list of 1928 penny errors that are worth looking for in your loose change.
How much is a 1927 wheat penny worth? Here’s the ultimate 1927 penny value guide. Plus a 1927 penny error list with mistakes to look for on 1927 Lincoln cents.
What’s a 1926 penny worth? What errors can be found on a 1926 wheat penny? How can you tell a valuable 1926 Lincoln cent from one that’s worth only a few cents? Are 1926 pennies rare? Here are the answers to all of your questions about 1926 wheat pennies!
The 1959-D wheat penny is one of the most controversial mule coins ever. It’s worth $50,000! Here’s everything you could possibly want to know about the 1959-D penny error!
Have a 1925 wheat penny and want to know how much it’s worth? Find your 1925 penny value here, a list of 1925 errors and varieties to look for, and which 1925 pennies you should keep… and not spend!
The 1922 plain penny is a popular error coin — or variety, depending on your stance. But why is a hole for the 1922 plain cent being included in regular Lincoln cent coin albums and coin folders? A longtime collector’s opinions on the issue and what should be done about those pesky holes that most of us can’t afford to fill in our Lincoln cent coin albums and folders.
Have a 1923 wheat penny? Want to know how much it’s worth? I’ve been collecting and studying these old Lincoln cents for years now. Here are some interesting facts about 1923 pennies, plus the current 1923 penny value, and rare 1923 error pennies to look for.
Found a 1921 wheat penny? Get a coin expert’s opinion on which 1921 pennies are worth keeping, their values, and how to tell if you have a 1921 error penny!
Some 1920 pennies are worth a few thousand dollars! Find out how much your 1920 penny is worth here + A list of rare 1920 penny errors to look for.