United States Bicentennial coins were released during 1975 and 1976 and remain a popular coin in circulation today.
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!
Eisenhower dollars, which were made from 1971 to 1978, represent one of the most achievable coin sets to complete thanks to relatively high mintages and a small number of different dates that you’ll have to collect.
Silver mint sets are great collectibles that contain old silver coins in uncirculated grades.
The 1913 Liberty nickel just sold for $3.7 million and is just one of many rare US coins you should be looking for. Find out how to spot rare US coins by knowing what types of US coins are rare and figuring out some of the best places to be looking for rare US coins.
1965 was the year copper-nickel clad coins were first introduced to circulation in the United States. Today, copper-nickel clad coins continue to carry a heavy workload in circulation, while silver coins in pocket change have for decades been a thing of the past.
In 2010, the Lincoln cent coin was redesigned, honoring President Lincoln with the union shield on its reverse (tails side). Lincoln’s portrait remains on the obverse (heads side) of the penny — it looks just as it has since it was first placed on the U.S. penny in 1909. This new penny design for 2010 and beyond is not without its controversy. See how the Lincoln cent has changed through the years.
The Standing Liberty quarter — minted from 1916 to 1930 — was popular, but not without controversy due to the fact that Miss Liberty was bare-breasted on many Standing Liberty quarters. Today, many Standing Liberty quarters are quite valuable.
The 6th and final quarter as part of the District of Columbia and United States Territories Quarters program was released on December 10, 2009. This quarter honors the Northern Mariana Islands. Here are some basic facts and values for this U.S. Territory quarter.
Have you ever heard of a Godless dollar. It is a United States Mint error which left the motto IN GOD WE TRUST off the dollar coin. The problem is that some people are grinding the motto off regular coins and passing them off as real — and it may be at YOUR expense!
Coins are good for much more than collecting, investing, and spending. Coins work well with many types of crafts projects, games, and even can be used as toys!
Common coins can be worth money. Finding them may be no harder than looking in your drawer or your parents’ attic.
A New Jersey coin dealer has released 107 rare coins into circulation. Be sure to keep an eye out for one — or more — of these valuable coins which may show up in your pocket one day!
If one economist had his way, he would do away with most of our current denominations and offer 3-cent, 11-cent, and 37-cent coins!
Finding rare coins in circulation is hard but not impossible! A famous collector once spent three rare cents in circulation — and nobody has reported finding them yet! There actually are a few rare Lincoln cents that, if you find one, will be worth much more than one cent.
The U.S. Virgin Islands quarter was the 5th coin released as part of the DC & U.S. Territories Quarters series. Here are some little-known facts and values for the U.S. Virgin Islands quarter.
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.
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.