Coin grading companies give collectors the opportunity to create coin registry sets. Learn about these high-grade coin sets and how to build a registry set.
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!
Wondering if you have any rare nickels? Here’s a list of the top 25 most valuable nickels and their current value.
How was the famous Saddle Ridge gold coin hoard found in California? Find out here, plus tips on how to discover your own coin hoards!
The XP DEUS metal detector is 4 metal detectors in one and the first wireless metal detector EVER! See why this lifelong metal detectorist loves the XP DEUS.
Find out why the values of some rare U.S. coins go down – and what it means for coin collectors and investors.
Doubled die coins are often rare and always exciting to own. Find out how doubled dies are made and see if you have a doubled die coin just waiting to be discovered in your collection, pocket change, or coin jar!
Are you curious about the values of your Lincoln cents? When I first started collecting coins, I had no idea what a 1941 penny was worth, or what the rarest Lincoln cents were, let alone their values. Now a self-avowed Lincoln cent expert, I share with you in this article the value of Lincoln wheat cents. You may be surprised to learn just what some of your old pennies are worth.
Have a silver penny? You’re very lucky if it’s a 1943 steel penny! But if it’s not, here’s how to tell what kind of silver penny you have. See if it’s a rare silver penny, a silver penny error, or just an altered coin that has been plated.
If you haven’t heard the interesting story about the most expensive coin ever sold, you’re in for a treat. Learn about the first silver dollar ever minted in the United States.
You probably know about the rare 1943 steel cent. But, what about the rare 1944 steel cent? Or the rare 1943 copper penny? How much are these rare U.S. coins worth? A pretty penny indeed! Here’s everything you want to know about these rare coins…
In my 20-plus years of coin collecting, I’ve learned a lot about buying rare coins, including the 5 important lessons shared here.
Today, the rarest coins are usually purchased… or found with a metal detector. Industry expert Michael Bernzweig has some tips for collecting coins using a metal detector.
Check out the 1965, 1985, and 2005 values of rare Morgan silver dollars – from the years 1878 to 1904.
There are dozens of Lincoln cents available for coin enthusiasts to collect. Here are just some of the Lincoln pennies worth collecting – and their values.
Have old pennies and want to know how valuable they are? Check out values for some of the rarest pennies here.
The 1909-S VDB is perhaps the most popular rare penny, but it is, believe it or not, far from being the rarest one-cent coin! See which one cent coin is the rarest.
Many coin collectors love rare Mercury dimes. Find out how much these classic United States silver coins are worth.
Coin collectors always have a story about the coin they lost, coins that they either once had but sold and wish they had back, or coins they saw for sale but passed up because they were looking for a better deal – or simply couldn’t afford the coin. I have had a similar experience.
The 1955 poor man’s doubled die penny actually isn’t a doubled die penny at all – find out the story behind this popular coin and how to tell the difference between a poor man’s coin and the real thing.
One of the most rare and well-known coins in all of U.S. history is the 1933 Saint Gaudens Double Eagle — a $20 gold coin that, by several accounts, shouldn’t even be in existance.
Collecting old Lincoln cents from pocket change is still possible and a fun way to build a coin collection!
The trime is a silver three-cent coin made from 1851 through 1873. The silver trime coin was one of many small change coins that were popular back in the 19th century. The U.S. Mint created the 3-cent silver coin (the trime coin) to address the shortage of silver coins, while still producing a coin that had a bullion value close to its face value. See the 3 trime coin designs, 11 rare trime coin dates, and the value of trime coins today.
Check out 5 Lincoln wheat penny error coins that are always popular among coin collectors.
Check out these 10 famous coins that aren’t too expensive for you to afford!
The small cent penny was first minted in 1856 and includes a number of designs and rare dates that’ll make any coin collector eager to collect this dynamic denomination. The first small cent US penny was the Flying Eagle cent (1856-1858), then came the Indian Head cent (1859-1909), and finally the Lincoln cent (1909-present). Yes, our current U.S. penny is a small cent coin. They’re called small cents because Large Cent pennies with a larger diameter came before them (1793-1857).