Have you found an American Samoa quarter in your pocket change yet? ‘D’ (Denver-minted) coins were released into circulation in the western half of the nation while ‘P’ (Philadelphia-minted) quarters were released for circulation in the eastern half of the U.S. in 2009.
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!
The Guam quarter honors the North Pacific Ocean island which became a U.S. territory in 1950. Here are some little-known facts and values for the Guam quarter.
Here’s everything you need to know about how to use a metal detector to find old coins.
Find coins in circulation you want to collect from 5 places. This costs nothing and is a nice challenge.
There are coins which are getting harder and harder to find in circulation. The wheat penny, Jefferson nickel and Bicentennial quarter are three of these.
Old Lincoln pennies have varied values. Most old pennies are worth face value. The most valuable old pennies are doubled-die.
The Wisconsin quarter error with the extra leaf has caused much speculation on how the error occurred. Was it deliberate or an honest mistake. One thing’s for sure, the Wisconsin state quarter error is worth searching for!
The District of Columbia quarter, released in January 2009, is easy to collect from circulating coins.
See what Illinois state quarters are worth today, plus a little about colorized quarters and coins with President Obama’s likeness on them.
Buying coins for a young coin collector doesn’t need to be expensive. Many of the coins can be found in everyday circulation. The other coins listed here are quite inexpensive, and would be great for coin collecting kids.
Why don’t we use dollar coins instead of dollar bills? The U.S. Mint has been trying for decades to get Americans to grow fond of using the dollar coin for everyday purchases. After all, coins last longer than paper money — by many decades. Also, coins are easy to recycle. Dollar coins are also easier to use with vending machines. Do you use dollar coins? Or do you save them?
Here are the top 10 U.S. coins that everyone’s talking about. They’re definitely worth collecting. Most aren’t even that hard to find, and they won’t cost you an arm and a leg either!
Although the 50 state quarters program ended in 2008, the United States was not done honoring the geographical regions of our nation. In 2009, the U.S. Mint issued 6 more commemorative quarters as part of the DC and U.S. Territories quarters program. See what each of the Territory quarters looks like, and the current value of each U.S. Territory quarter.
Error coins grab the attention of the collector and non-collector alike. Why? Because they are so unusual.
It is not difficult at all to enjoy coin collecting on a tight budget. Here are some tips for saving money while finding new coins to add to your coin collection.
There are 5 really rare Lincoln pennies. However, they are not the only Lincoln cents that prove scarce to collectors. There are many date-and-mintmark combinations which are very difficult to find, cost collectors a pretty penny to buy, and certainly are on the wish lists of many people. We discuss those Lincoln semi-key coins here.
Collecting coins can be fun — especially when all the coins you need for your collection can be found right in circulation. Let’s look at some of the exciting coins you can find right in your pocket, purse, or at your local bank.
See how much Hawaii state quarters are worth, plus other fun facts about the last quarter to be produced in the 50 State Quarters program.
Silver quarters what they are, how you can find them, and what they are worth. Do you have some silver quarters you found in your pocket change? If so, check here to see how much they are worth.
While it is theoretically possible to find any legal tender money in circulation, including old and even rare coins, the likelihood of finding such coins in circulation is small — but not impossible. Plus, you may find some error coins, as well. Here’s what to look for.
Here’s my story… why I decided to start collecting coins, what I get out of it, and my tips for those looking for coin collecting information.
Here are some tips for setting fun goals for your coin collection — no matter how large or small it might be — even if you never really thought of yourself as a ‘coin collector’.
While there is no single answer that defines the ‘best’ coins worth collecting — because everyone has a different opinion as to the best coins worth holding onto — here are some ideas and opinions from others who collect coins. See which coins they’ve chosen to collect and why. Hint: They’re not all rare U.S. coins.
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.
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…