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!
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).
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!