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 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.
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.
See how much Hawaii state quarters are worth, plus other fun facts about the last quarter to be produced in the 50 State Quarters program.
Coin collectors typically break down U.S. quarters into the following 5 types of quarters: Bust quarters, Liberty Seated quarters, Barber quarters, Standing Liberty quarters, and Washington quarters. Here’s info about these 5 kinds of U.S. quarters that people frequently collect.
Silver quarters what they are, how you can find them, and what they are worth. Do you have some silver quarters you found in your pocket change? If so, check here to see how much they are worth.
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.
While it is theoretically possible to find any legal tender money in circulation, including old and even rare coins, the likelihood of finding such coins in circulation is small — but not impossible. Plus, you may find some error coins, as well. Here’s what to look for.
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.
A twentieth century type coin set is a collection of coins which includes one of each design from each denomination the United States produced between 1900 and 1999. It’s a fun — and relatively simple — way to collect U.S. coins.
Looking for some unique pieces of coin jewelry? Here’s the scoop on coins used as jewelry pieces… what to look for and some idea of what they may be worth.
Have a coin set or completed coin folder and want to know how much it’s worth? Here’s how to tell the value of your completed coin sets and coin folders…
Coin holders are one of the best ways to keep your coins safe. And they’re inexpensive too! Here’s everything you need to know about coin holders for storing the coins in your collection.
You’ve probably seen Whitman coin folders and wondered if that’s something you need to protect your coins or not. You know, those blue folders with the picture of the coin on the front and cardboard with lots of little round holes inside.
Check out these one-of-a-kind coin-related items would make great Christmas and Birthday gifts for friends or relatives who are coin collectors — even beginners or those who just found coins and they’re now a little interested in coin collecting.
How long have people been collecting coins? About a long as coins have been made — around 600 BC to 800 BC. In addition to a brief history of coins and info about the history of coin collecting, see how the 50 State Quarters program sparked a renewed interest in coin collecting in the late 1990s. Collecting the U.S. quarters led many to start collecting coins of other types as well. Here we review the ups and downs of coin collecting through the years, and how it all comes back to the U.S. quarter.
What’s the best way to store coins and keep them safe? Should you use coin holders?… Mylar protectors?… Coin albums?… Coin tubes?… Coin binders?… Air-tight holders?… Coin slabs?… or even Zip-type baggies? Here are some tips for storing the coins in your collection…