Have any 1961 pennies? They’re worth more than face value — so you should hold onto them and not spend them! See how much your 1961 penny is worth here + A list of rare 1961 penny errors to look for.
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 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.
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!