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.
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.
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…
Here are some tips and pointers that might come in handy when you’re meeting with a coin dealer for the first time — whether you’re buying or selling coins.
There are 3 types of quarters covered here: the Washington quarter, the standing Liberty quarter, and the Barber quarter. Here’s how to obtain exact grades for your circulated quarters…
If you’re interested in getting your children started early in coin collecting I have a few tips and pointers for you. Some ideas as far as which coins might be the best for kids to collect…
Have a question about silver quarters? Here’s the history of how the Washington quarter came to be, and prices for Washington quarters these days.
What are mint marks? Mintmarks are small letters stamped on U.S. coins that designate where the coin was made. In a lot of cases, where the coin was minted makes the difference between a coin being worth a few dollars and being worth a few hundred dollars!
How much do you know about U.S. coins and coin history? Jot down your answers and see how well you do. The correct answers to these coin questions are at the bottom… no cheating!
I did a little research to find out which U.S. coins are actually worth something today. See what I found — which coins to keep and which ones are worthless. Plus, see how to determine the value of YOUR coins, and which U.S. coins you should hold onto and not spend — according to the Ultimate Guide of U.S. Coins Worth More Than Face Value!