There is no silver in circulating U.S. silver coins. And between 1942 and 1945 there was no nickel in U.S. circulated nickels.
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.
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!
Check out the values and mintages for rare Barber quarters and common Barber quarters.
The District of Columbia quarter, released in January 2009, is easy to collect from circulating coins.
Commemorative coins have been minted since 1892. The U.S. Mint has produced circulating commemorative coins and non-circulating commemorative coins in order to commemorate people, places, landmarks, events and other special occurrences in U.S. history. Commemorative coins come in denominations of quarters, half-dollars, dollars, and gold coins.
The Puerto Rico quarter is the 2nd quarter issued in the Washington D.C. and Territories coins. It was released on March 30, 2009. Puerto Rico quarters sell for between 50 cents and $1 from most coin dealers. The quarters are also available at face value from banks.
See what Illinois state quarters are worth today, plus a little about colorized quarters and coins with President Obama’s likeness on them.
The 1970s were a colorful time for U.S. mint sets. The first mint set of the 1970s still included regular-issue silver coins. The last 1970s mint set offered the first of the very unpopular Susan B. Anthony dollars. In between, Bicentennial coins, S-mint coins, and the large Eisenhower dollars all had their day in the in 1970s mint sets.
While the New York quarter is a beautiful coin, uncirculated quarters bring less than a dollar. Proof versions of New York quarters run the gamut between $10 to $25 depending on the metal in the coin.
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.
Following are some little-known facts about Tennessee quarters and how much they’re worth…
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.
Washington quarters are a fairly easy series of coins to collect, especially in the lower grades (for the older dates). Yet, there are several scarce dates in the Washington quarters series that have posed challenges for collectors. Let’s look at how some Washington quarters have performed over 15 years.
Everything you want to know about New Hampshire state quarters including errors, current value, how the design was chosen, and the story of the Old Man Of The Mountain.