KEY COINS 101 – See what a key date coin is… What makes a key-date coin so rare… How key dates coins are different from semi-key dates. The most popular key coins & semi-key coins. And what better date coins are! Everything you want to know about rare key coins & how to identify them yourself. See if you have a key-date coin now!
A scarce and rare coin will sell for considerably more than a common coin. Some rare coins are error coins. Others are just old and/or they have low mintage numbers. See a list of rare coins you can actually still find in circulation -- rare pennies, rare nickels, rare dimes, rare half-dollars, and rare dollar coins. You'll find a lot of rare pennies mentioned here with their current values. Plus the rarest coins from popular coin series -- like 50 States quarters. If a U.S. coin is scarce or rare, we're talking about it here!
Find out here if your quarter without ridges is a valuable quarter error or not. Plus, smooth edge quarter values for all broadstrike error quarters dated 1964 and newer.
Do you have any damaged coins or coins with an excessive amount of wear? These are generally called cull coins. Not only are they relatively easy to find — they’re also cheap coins to buy! Here’s more about these types of coins, what they’re worth, and why they may be a good fit for your collection.
What is an error penny — and how much are error pennies worth? Our penny error list shows you which penny errors to look for, common & rare error pennies, unique pennies that look like errors but are not, and how much they’re all worth!
All about coin rim errors – how to spot them, how much they’re worth, the most valuable types of rim errors on coins, how to tell rim errors from rim damage
Do you know how to tell if a coin is an error? Use this Coin Error Guide to see a list of features you should be looking for when you’re trying to find valuable U.S. error coins.
Your weird looking coins might be error coins! Here’s how to tell what’s a legit error coin from the U.S. Mint (like the rare 1990 penny, valuable doubled die coins, and bubbled coins) and what’s an altered coins or novelty coin (like two-headed coins, colorized coins, gold-plated coins, really small coins, really large coins, coins with odd rims and edges, dimes & quarters without edge grooves). Plus a list of some of the most common U.S. coin errors that you could actually find in your pocket change!
Are you wondering which state has the rarest state quarter? Or… what is the rarest state quarter you can find in pocket change these days? Here’s a list of the Top 10 Rare State Quarters you can find in your loose change. Also, a list of the Top 5 Rare State Quarter Errors to look for. See how much they’re all worth today!
Wondering what is a FBL Franklin Half Dollar? Well, FBL is a coin grading term. It refers to Full Bell Lines — those horizontal lines seen banding the Liberty Bell on the reverse of the Franklin half dollar coins. See how FBL Franklin half dollars are different from non-FBL Franklins, and the value of FBL Franklin half dollars vs. non-FBL Franklin halves.
Got any dark toned coins or discolored coins? See which dark coins are rare and valuable error coins. Also, find out how much your dark coin is worth here!
Most 1935 pennies are valuable – some even rare! Check out this guide to see what your 1935 penny is worth + A list of 1935 wheat penny errors to look for.
Collect old wheat pennies? (I do!) Here’s how you can tell the difference between a 1933 penny worth only a few cents versus one worth thousands of dollars. See the value of 1933 wheat pennies… including the 1933-D penny and other rare and valuable 1933 Lincoln cents.
Some rare dimes are worth over $1 million! Do you know what years of dimes are valuable? This list of old, valuable dimes can help you find real rarities in your pocket change, in coin rolls, at estate sales, and more!
Error coins with missing clad layers are rare & valuable! Wondering how to tell if a coin is missing a clad layer? I’m going to show you! You’ll also learn how coins can lose their outer clad layers, where to find missing clad layer coins, and how much they’re worth.
The ultimate 1928 penny value guide! Find the value of your 1928 wheat penny here. Plus, a list of 1928 penny errors that are worth looking for in your loose change.
The 1959-D wheat penny is one of the most controversial mule coins ever. It’s worth $50,000! Here’s everything you could possibly want to know about the 1959-D penny error!
Curious about 1788 / 2000 Virginia state quarter values? Which ones are worth keeping? How can you spot a 2000 Virginia quarter error? How much is a Virginia 1788 quarter worth? Here’s everything you want to know about Virginia state quarters!
Broadstrike error coins are wider & flatter than normal coins. Find out how broad strike coins are made, how much they’re worth, and where to find broad struck coins! Depending on the denomination and the coin’s condition, your broadstrike error coin can be worth anywhere from $5 to $1,000… on up!
The 1922 plain penny is a popular error coin — or variety, depending on your stance. But why is a hole for the 1922 plain cent being included in regular Lincoln cent coin albums and coin folders? A longtime collector’s opinions on the issue and what should be done about those pesky holes that most of us can’t afford to fill in our Lincoln cent coin albums and folders.
Have a 1923 wheat penny? Want to know how much it’s worth? I’ve been collecting and studying these old Lincoln cents for years now. Here are some interesting facts about 1923 pennies, plus the current 1923 penny value, and rare 1923 error pennies to look for.
Is part of the lettering missing on your coin? Maybe it has no mintmark? Here’s how to tell if you’ve got an error coin or simply a normal or damaged coin.
The US Mint released special 2019 quarters in circulation. If you find a 2019-W quarter, it’s quite scarce… and valuable! See why these 2019-W quarters are so unique, plus how much they’re worth!
The 1999 Connecticut state quarter can be really valuable, especially if it’s a Connecticut quarter error! See how much your Connecticut quarters are worth.
Off-metal coins (or wrong planchet coins) are rare coin errors that were created by the US Mint. See examples of wrong planchet error coins (also known as off-metal error coins) and how much these coin planchet errors are worth.
How much is a 1999 New Jersey quarter worth? If it has errors, it’s worth thousands of dollars! See the value of your New Jersey state quarter here.