It’s surprising what ends up in your pocket as change received from a simple purchase. I’ve managed to complete a very informal coin collection strictly from pocket change. Every morning when I stop to pick up a newspaper, I check to see if the 2 quarters in change are the next coins for my collection. Other unique coins made their way from pocket change to my coin collection as well.
This is where we're talking about all U.S. coins that can still be found in circulation -- and their values. If you haven't checked your spare change recently for collectible coins that are rare & valuable... you should! See which pennies, nickels, dimes, half-dollars, and dollar coins you should be keeping and not spending -- because they're worth more than face value. Collecting coins from circulation (spare change, coin rolls from the bank, etc.) is a fun and budget-friendly way to build a coin collection!
Nickels have remained basically the same since 1936, when the Thomas Jefferson design — aka the Jefferson nickel — was introduced. Alas, it tends to be that when a coin’s design is still current, the coins from that series stay pretty low in price. Here’s what your Jefferson nickels are worth…
Do you know how to tell a war nickel from a regular Jefferson nickel? I’ll show you – it’s simple! Plus, see what Jefferson nickels are worth today… including war nickels.
If you’re interested in getting your children started early in coin collecting I have a few tips and pointers for you. Some ideas as far as which coins might be the best for kids to collect…
Finally! Now there’s a way to get CASH — penny for penny — for all your loose change.
Well, sort of. The equivalent of cash, actually.