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!
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).
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!