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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.
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 that which has 2 designs not intended to be on the same coin.
The 1955 proof set is the first United States proof set to come in a flat cellophane package.
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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.
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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.