Love U.S. coins? Me too. On a budget? Me too. I’ve been collecting US coins since 1992. My picks for the 10 best coins to have in your collection under $25.
The U.S. Mint has made quarters since 1796 in this order: Bust quarters (1796-1838), Liberty Seated quarters (1838-1891), Barber quarter (1892-1916), Standing Liberty quarters (1916-1930), Washington quarters (1932-present), 50 States quarters (2008), DC & US Territories quarters (2009), and America the Beautiful quarters (2010-2021). Here, experienced coin collectors are sharing fun ways to collect quarters, how to grade quarters to determine their condition & value, which quarters are the rarest & most valuable (including silver quarters), and how much your U.S. quarters are worth.
Do you know what your coins are worth? This handy guide shows you how to find the value of any coin. Plus a list of valuable coins you may find in change.
The America the Beautiful Quarters series consists of 56 new quarters that honor one national park or historic monument in each of the 50 states, Washington, D.C., and the 5 U.S. territories. The coins (also called the National Parks and Monuments quarters and National Parks quarters) are being released over 11 years — from 2010 through 2021. Here’s the complete list of quarters, the national site that each one honors, and their release dates.
You can find lots of old coins worth money in your pocket change! See how much these 5 types of old coins are worth. Plus tips on how to find them.
Have you ever wondered what happens to coins that are tossed into a fountain? I have, too – and I found out the answer, which I reveal here. Make a wish, and read on!
Junk coins aren’t necessarily the stuff you toss out to the curb. They aren’t the showcase pieces that tend to find homes in your coin albums. Junk coins do have a place though. They’re perfect for coin collectors on a budget – especially if you want to fill holes in your coin folders. Plus, circulated junk silver coins are a great way to stock up on silver — and they cost less to purchase than the popular American Silver Eagle bullion coins.
The Standing Liberty quarter replaced the Barber quarter and preceded the famous Washington quarter. Check out the 1965, 1985, and 2005 values of Standing Liberty Quarters.
The Barber quarter is also called the Liberty Head Quarter. Find out the 1965, 1985, and 2005 historic values of Barber quarters.
Silver America the Beautiful bullion coins are 3 inches wide and made from 5 ounces of .999 fine silver! National Park Silver Bullion coins are being offered along with the National Park quarters program. In fact, the silver bullion coins have the exact same designs as the America The Beautiful national park quarters. Here are little-known facts about the silver ATB coins…
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The Bust quarter was made from 1796 through 1838 and was the first design ever used on the United States quarter.
The first U.S. quarters were made in 1796. Since then, the quarter has become one of the most important coins in circulation.
What are your old coins worth? Check out the values of some of the more commonly found old coins here.
There are at least 25 rare quarters that you should be looking to place into your coin collection, including a few Washington quarters worth a bundle.
What’s the difference between being a coin collector and a coin hoarder?
There are many fun ways to collect United States proof sets.
Here are the 5 categories of valuable coins you should be looking for.
Check out these 10 ideas for coin short set collections that’ll surely help any coin collector have fun on a budget.
Colorized coins are coins which have been painted after leaving the mint. However, there are some coins which have been intentionally colored by official government mints around the world.
The twenty cent coin was made from 1875 through 1878. Though unpopular at the time, the 20-cent piece has since become a popular coin among many coin collectors. See all 20-cent coin values here.
The United States Mint produced Seated Liberty quarters from 1838 through 1891. Many rare and valuable dates of this series exist, though it’s still a fairly affordable type coin.
A mule coin is an error coin that has 2 designs not intended to be on the same coin. A mule coin has an obverse (heads side) design and a reverse (tails side) design that wouldn’t ordinarily go together on the same coin. See the most famous mule error coins!
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 United States Mint now is offering free lesson plans based around the America the Beautiful Quarters program.
Barack Obama presidential coins are popular coin collectors’ items, but are they really rare or good investments?
United States Bicentennial coins were released during 1975 and 1976 and remain a popular coin in circulation today.
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.
IRA investing can be made more fun — and shinier — if you use bullion coins as part of your IRA investment portfolio. But before you start buying bullion coins for your IRA portfolio, make sure you know some very important rules about which bullion coins are approved for IRA investing!
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.
Common coins can be worth money. Finding them may be no harder than looking in your drawer or your parents’ attic.
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.
Many American coins honor American landmarks. The landmarks range from the Lincoln Memorial to Mount Rushmore. All of these coins are available and affordable.
There is no silver in circulating U.S. silver coins. And between 1942 and 1945 there was no nickel in U.S. circulated nickels.
See how the U.S. Mint is helping teachers and parents teach children about coin collecting.
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.
Determining which type of coin collector you are will make it easier to find coin collecting clubs and what sort of coin catalogs and magazines to buy or subscribe to.
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.
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.
There are many interesting coins that are available for under $5. If you’re collecting coins and you don’t have a lot of money to spend, then you might want to start with these cheap 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 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!