In early 2000, special Lincoln pennies were included inside 10 million boxes of Cheerios cereal. Many of the Cheerios pennies feature a “Wide AM” reverse that is quite scarce! See how much these special 2000 Wide AM pennies are worth + how much a “regular” 2000 Cheerios penny is worth.
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).
In this article you will find (1) A complete list of U.S. coins made of silver by denomination. (2) A list of the most valuable silver coins by denomination. (3) The dates that the metal composition changed for each U.S. coin denomination throughout the years. Everything you want to know about silver nickels, silver dimes, silver quarters, silver half dollars, silver dollars, and even silver pennies!
A List Of More Than 100 U.S. Error Coins By Denomination – see all of the pennies, nickels, dimes, quarters, half dollars, and dollar coins with errors you should be looking for!
What is a floating roof penny worth today? It’s well over face value… find out here! These unique pennies can be found in your loose change rather easily — here’s what you should be looking for. Plus 3 great ways to find floating roof pennies in bank rolls, at coin shops, and in mint sets!
Did you know the 1909-S Indian Head penny is rare? Find out how much this Indian Head cent is worth today — and why it’s so rare and valuable!
Want to know how much your 1877 Indian Head penny is worth? Here are answers to your 1877 penny questions, values for this rare coin, info about 1877 replica pennies, and tips to avoid fakes.
Found a coin with an odd marking on it? It might be a counterstamp! This article will tell you what counterstamped coins are, why they exist, and how much they’re worth.
The terms “scarce” and “rare” can be confusing when understanding coin rarity. This article clears up the confusion between scarce U.S. coins vs. rare U.S. coins — with examples and coin rarity charts. Rare vs. scarce coins are explained in detail. You will see the major differences between rare U.S. coins and scarce U.S. coins – with examples and coin rarity charts.
Here’s how to tell a large vs. small date penny (similarities and differences). Plus, see the value of a 1982 small date penny, 1970 small date penny, 1960 small date penny — and large date pennies for those same years, too!
What is money made of in the United States? Specifically, what are coins made of? And what is paper money made of? Silver coins aren’t made from silver, nickels aren’t made from nickel, and lots more surprising facts about what money is made from in the United States!
The ultimate list of U.S. pennies, nickels, dimes, quarters, half dollars & dollar coins you should be saving, and not spending. See which coins in your spare change jar are worth money! (Any that are NOT listed here are simply worth face value.)
Is it time to get rid of the penny and the one-cent denomination in the U.S.? Yes! See how getting rid of the penny in the United States will save taxpayers money AND help coin collecting become an even more popular hobby.
What are error coins? How much are coin mistakes worth? See all of the error coins that can be found in your pocket change – common coin mistakes are currently in circulation! I’ll show you what to look for in your spare change. Plus a list of rare mint error coins that are harder to find but worth a lot of money!
Machine Doubling vs. Double Die Coins – I can help you determine whether your coin has machine doubling or is a doubled die. See the differences between these types of error coins, examples of machine doubling vs. doubled dies, and how much these error coins are worth.
Stuck indoors? Here are lots of fun things to do with coins to make the time fly by quickly! Even if you don’t have a coin collection and haven’t considered collecting coins in the past, these are ways to have fun with coins THAT YOU ALREADY HAVE while you’re stuck inside bored.
Think you have some rare penny dates in your coin collection? Here are 23 of the most valuable rare Lincoln Memorial penny key dates you should be looking for — and how much they’re worth.
U.S. coin errors and varieties can be confusing to tell apart. How are variety coins and error coins different? Why does it matter? What are these unusual coins worth? Here’s everything you need to know about errors and varieties in coin collecting.
Have a blank coin with no heads and no tails? Here’s what blank planchet error coins are worth, how they’re made, and why these coins are so valuable.
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!
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 and coin edge 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.
How much is a 1919 penny worth? Find out here! See the most valuable 1919 Lincoln cent, a 1919 wheat penny error list, how many 1919 pennies were made, and other fun facts about 1919 wheat pennies.
Have a 1918-D penny or a 1918-S penny? What about a 1918 penny with no mintmark? Find your 1918 penny value here + A list of 1918 wheat penny error coins to look for.
Some 1917 pennies are rare & valuable! See how much your 1917 wheat penny is worth and if you have a rare 1917 penny. Plus a list of 1917 wheat penny errors
Have a 1916 penny? See how much a 1916 wheat penny is worth today. Plus a rundown on some valuable 1916 wheat penny errors and varieties you might find in pocket change
Good news… 1915 wheat pennies are worth more a lot more than face value! In fact, a 1915 penny is worth anywhere from 10 cents on the low end to more than $10,000 on the high end. Here’s how to tell the value of your 1915 Lincoln wheat cent!
1913 Lincoln pennies can be worth thousands of dollars! Find out how much your 1913 penny is worth. Plus info on 1913 wheat penny errors, mintage numbers, and more.
Repunched mint marks are error coins that are worth a lot of money. They would make a great addition to your coin collection. See how repunched mintmarks are different from doubled dies and. overmintmarks. And how much repunched mint marks are worth today.