The complete guide to Susan B. Anthony dollar coin errors and varieties — and how much they’re worth. A list of 13 rare & valuable Susan B. Anthony dollar errors and varieties you should be looking for!
Typically, Proof Sets contain one example of the cent, nickel, dime, quarter, and half dollar produced in a given year -- in the finest quality. Proof coins are specially treated and struck twice in order to create an exceptional finish (a frosted, raised foreground and a shiny, mirror-like background). Proof coins have been made since as early as 1821 -- however, they have only been offered in sets since 1950. Proof versions of a few recent commemorative coins (like American Eagle bullion coins and 1999 Susan B. Anthony dollar coins) have been offered individually. Proof Sets are more expensive and more valuable than Mint Sets.
The 1983 dime error is one of the most sought-after rare United States error coins struck in the 1980s — and it has kept collectors on their toes for years! The fact is some 1983 Roosevelt dimes are missing a major detail, making these error coins worth AT LEAST $500… up to $5,000 or more! Here’s what you should be looking for on your 1983 dimes.
The US Mint did not produce any coins with a mintmark from 1965-1967. Silver was also removed from coins during this time, and proof sets and mint sets were not produced either. It wasn’t until 1968 that mintmarks, proof sets, and mint sets returned to normal. See why 1965 coins, 1966 coins, and 1967 coins are different, and what’s so unique about 1968 coins.
How much is a 1999 New Jersey quarter worth? If it has errors, it’s worth thousands of dollars! See the value of your New Jersey state quarter here.
1968 no-S proof dimes are worth thousands of dollars! Have a 1968 dime with no “S” mintmark? Here’s how to tell a rare 1968 dime from a normal one and what your dime is worth.
A DMPL Morgan dollar is an uncirculated Morgan silver dollar with mirrored surfaces — which look much like those of a proof coin. Hence the acronym DMPL for ‘deep mirror prooflike’! See how DMPL Morgan dollars are different from ‘prooflike’ and ‘semi-prooflike’ Morgan silver dollars… and how much they’re worth!
The 1979 proof set is the first to feature the Susan B. Anthony dollar. 1979 is also also the year of 2 different types of proof sets — because the U.S. Mint changed the appearance of the ‘S’ mintmark on the coins in the proof set. One is called a 1979 proof set Type 1. The other is called a 1979 proof set Type 2. Here you can find out which one you have and how much it’s worth!
A really fun idea is to assemble a Birth Year Coin Set or a Conception Year Coin Set. It’s a collection of coins that were struck during the year of one’s birth or the year of one’s conception. The idea is to pick out of pocket change an example of each coin you find that was struck the year you (or someone you love) was born — or conceived. This is a simple DIY project for all skill levels — whether you officially collect coins or not! Here are some clever ideas for making coin sets by year — including Birth Year Coin Sets and Conception Year Coin Sets.
The U.S. Mint’s state quarter program began in 1999 and continued through 2008. In all, 50 statehood quarters were made — one for each state in the United States. They were released into circulation in the order that the statehoods came into existence. Here’s the official list of all 50 state quarters and their release dates. Plus, everything you need to know about collecting the 50 state quarters, and fun ways to save state quarters that you probably haven’t thought of!
The 1981 proof set attracts much coin collector attention because the proof sets that year were produced in 2 different varieties: Type 1 is common, Type 2 is considerably scarcer and much more valuable! Here’s how to tell the difference, and the value of 1981 proof sets.
Do you have any old dimes? Do you happen to have a 1975 Roosevelt dime without a mintmark? (So there’s no tiny “S” or tiny “P” on your 1975 dime?) See what makes this rare dime valuable and how you can find similar rare dimes.
What are impaired proof coins? What makes them different from regular proof coins? Is it a good idea to collect impaired proof coins? Here’s the scoop!
Trying to find the perfect coin gift for someone? These 5 coin gift ideas are sure to please even the non-numismatists in your life.
There’s plenty of variety for coin collectors with 2011 United States proof sets.
Handling an estate collection of coins can be a difficult task, but these 5 tips may help make that daunting task much easier.
Find out 10 coin terms you’ve got to know to succeed in coin collecting.
There are many fun ways to collect United States proof sets.
A proof Roosevelt dime set makes an excellent coin collection that is cheap, easy, and fun to put together!
Don’t fall for this coin misnomer about ‘S’ mintmarks on proof coins…
The 1964 proof set is the first to contain the Kennedy half dollar and the last until the 1990s to have 90% silver versions of the dime, quarter, and half dollar.
The 1936 proof set was the first modern United States proof set.
The 1955 proof set is the first United States proof set to come in a flat cellophane package.
Check out these 7 different coin collecting goals you’ll be able to finish over the summer.
The 1950 proof set was the first proof set made by the U.S. Mint since 1942. Featuring silver coins and the now-obsolete Lincoln wheat cent, the 1950 proof set is a popular coin set among coin collectors.
The Boy Scouts commemorative dollar is very popular. So popular, in fact, that the U.S. Mint has already sold all of the uncirculated versions of the coin!
Mint sets and proof sets may seem to have some similarities, but these two types of mint coin sets are actually quite different from each other. Find out more about the differences between mint sets and proof sets.
In all, there are 20 different Lincoln cents available for 2009. Of course, you will not find all these in circulation as the copper, satin-finish coins and the proof coins are all in collector’s sets. Here’s the scoop about 2009 Lincoln Bicentennial One-Cent Proof Sets.
There are various types of proof coins. Learn the difference between cameo proof coins and a deep cameo proof coins or DCAMs, as compared to regular proof coins.
The Lincoln Chronicles proof set will be released on October 15th. This will be a BIG deal. Since there are truly limited quantities of these coins, there is lots of hype surrounding the release of the Lincoln Chronicles Proof Set.
After 50 years, the Lincoln Memorial penny is no longer being minted. During the 50 years of the Lincoln Memorial cent (1959-2008), the U.S. Mint made millions of proof Lincoln Memorial cents. Here are tips for collecting Proof Lincoln Memorial pennies.
The U.S. Mint produced the 2009 Lincoln penny with 4 new designs on the reverse side of the coin. These Bicentennial Lincoln pennies honor the 200th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s birth. Here is the history and facts about the third one released — 2009 Lincoln professional years penny.
In 2009, the U.S. Mint is issuing a fascinating variety and quantity of coins. Ranging from Lincoln bicentennial pennies to the 24 karat gold double eagle there is something for everyone in the 2009 United State Mint issue.
The proof sets for 2009 are the largest they have ever been. Each set has 18 coins and 4 lenses.
1950s proof set values vary from year to year as does mintage. Proof sets from 1950-1955 still in original boxes are becoming rare.
Novelty coins or exonumia are different things to different people. Some collect for sentimentality, others find historical interest. There are many reasons people collect novelty coins
There have been 3 different categories of silver proof sets by dates over the years from 1936 to the present. The U.S. Mint still producing silver proof sets. Here’s what you need to know…
The new Louis Braille Silver Dollar honors the inventor of the Braille reading system for the blind. The surcharges from this coin will go to the National Federation of the Blind.
The U.S. Mint produced the 2009 Lincoln penny with 4 new designs on the reverse side of the coin. These Bicentennial Lincoln pennies honor the 200th anniversary of Lincoln’s birth. See history and facts about the first one released — the 2009 Lincoln log cabin penny, honoring Lincoln’s birth and early childhood in Kentucky from the years 1809 to 1816.
The 1965 coins went through a number of changes, some of which are still in use today. Reduction of silver in the coins and leaving off mint marks were to discourage coin hoarding. Proof sets and mint sets were not produced for 3 years.
Following is a summary of the differences between mint coin sets and proof coin sets, including how to determine the value of a proof set or a mint set of coins.
Gift ideas that just about any budding coin collector would enjoy. And you don’t even need to leave your home to buy them because online shopping sites and coin dealers have all of these!
This is a comparison of coins found on the Home Shopping Network with the same coins obtained through a coin dealer. The point is to show beginner coin collectors that the Home Shopping Network may not be the best place to buy coins — at least if you’re trying to save money!
Even the scarcest of the Jefferson nickels are not at all cost-prohibitive for the average coin collector, making Jefferson nickels a very good coin collection to assemble for most anyone. Incredibly, Jefferson nickels can, on occasion, still be found in circulation!
Proof sets are one of the best ways to purchase crisp examples of U.S. coins. These proof sets, contain coins with burnished, mirror-like surfaces and are a favorite way for coin collectors to purchase high-quality coins straight from the U.S. Mint. The Presidential dollar proof sets are no exception.
The 50 State Quarters program was so popular early on — and has remained so — that far more people than the number of 50 states quarters proof sets available were clamoring for these popular coins. See what 50 state quarters proof sets are worth today, and whether they’re likely to hold their value or not.
Hundreds of millions of Bicentennial coins were struck during 1975 and 1976 — both in the regular copper-nickel clads for circulation and in a 40% silver clad composition for collectors. The silver Bicentennial coins were sold in mint sets and proof sets. These mint sets and proof sets were first sold in 1975 and remained mint offerings into the mid-1980s. The U.S. Mint wound up melting millions of unsold silver Bicentennial coins.
Proof coins represent the finest, the very best, that any U.S. Mint has to offer. You see, proof doesn’t refer to a particular grade. Rather, proof refers to the result when a coin is manufactured in a special way. Proof coins vary greatly from their business strike — regular, circulation-quality — counterparts and they take a different path in the Mint.