U.S. coin errors and varieties can be confusing to tell apart. How are variety coins and error coins different? Why does it matter? What are these unusual coins worth? Here’s everything you need to know about errors and varieties in coin collecting.
Sacagawea dollars were known as ‘the golden dollar’ when they were first released in 2000. This dollar coin features the young Shoshone Native American woman Sacagawea and her infant son, Jean Baptiste Charbonneau. Sacagawea was a guide and translator for much of the Lewis and Clark Expedition of 1804 and 1805. Here's everything you want to know about Sacagawea dollar coins and their current value.
U.S. mint coin sets from 2000 to 2009 include a wide variety of really cool coins. Here’s a look at the coins in U.S. Mint uncirculated coin sets from the 2000s and how much these sets are worth today.
I like to buy rolls of coins from the bank, then see how many valuable coins I can find in each roll. It’s called coin roll hunting. (Yes it’s a thing.) Here are some of the coins I’ve obtained for face value – simply by buying bank rolls. Also, see which coins you should be looking for in bank rolls – by denomination. My most memorable coin roll hunting adventure was the time I spent $20 on 5 rolls of nickels and 1 roll of half-dollars. I ended up finding some great silver coins, plus several old coins worth much more than face value! What valuable coins have YOU found in bank rolls?
The U.S. Mint’s state quarter program began in 1999 and continued through 2008. In all, 50 statehood quarters were made — one for each state in the United States. They were released into circulation in the order that the statehoods came into existence. Here’s the official list of all 50 state quarters and their release dates. Plus, everything you need to know about collecting the 50 state quarters, and fun ways to save state quarters that you probably haven’t thought of!
Modern coins are great for collectors who like cool designs and cheap options. Here are tips on collecting modern coins plus how and where you’ll find them.
The 2011 ‘gold’ dollar coin honors a famous peace treaty made between Native Americans and early European settlers.
Check out these 10 famous coins that aren’t too expensive for you to afford!
What are your old coins worth? Check out the values of some of the more commonly found old coins here.
Sacagawea dollars were first minted in 2000 and promised to revolutionize dollar coin usage in the United States. What’s happened since?
A mule coin is an error coin that has 2 designs not intended to be on the same coin. A mule coin has an obverse (heads side) design and a reverse (tails side) design that wouldn’t ordinarily go together on the same coin. See the most famous mule error coins!
Check out 5 of the biggest coin mistakes — coins that failed to catch on with the public — that the United States has made.
The first coin of any coin series is always among the most collected, so it’s no surprise that first-year coins are tops on many coin collectors’ want lists!
While most counterfeit coins are easy to spot — due to improper weight, color, even design details — the truth is there are many good copies that have fooled some of the most seasoned coin collectors! Here’s what to look for in order to avoid buying fake coins.
Native American coins have formed an integral part of America’s circulating currency since 1859. Here’s more about Indian Head pennies, Buffalo nickels, and U.S. dollar coins which feature Native Americans.
The proof sets for 2009 are the largest they have ever been. Each set has 18 coins and 4 lenses.
1990s mint sets are easily found, but the 1999 Mint set does not include the 1999 Susan B. Anthony dollar coin.
Why don’t we use dollar coins instead of dollar bills? The U.S. Mint has been trying for decades to get Americans to grow fond of using the dollar coin for everyday purchases. After all, coins last longer than paper money — by many decades. Also, coins are easy to recycle. Dollar coins are also easier to use with vending machines. Do you use dollar coins? Or do you save them?
Silver dollars are perhaps one of the most popular kinds of coins — outside of pennies — and people have long been assembling collections of silver dollars for years.
The U.S. Mint releases the first Native American dollar coin in the series on January 2, 2009. The Native American dollar coin is a regularly circulating dollar coin that is drawing some attention among commemorative coin collectors.
Collecting coins can be fun — especially when all the coins you need for your collection can be found right in circulation. Let’s look at some of the exciting coins you can find right in your pocket, purse, or at your local bank.
Susan B. Anthony dollar coins, which were struck from 1979 to 1999, represent America’s first small-size dollar coin. The entire collection of Susan B. Anthony dollars consists of just 11 coins which were minted for general circulation and 7 more made just for collectors — for a grand total of 18 Susan B. Anthony dollar coins to collect.
It’s surprising what ends up in your pocket as change received from a simple purchase. I’ve managed to complete a very informal coin collection strictly from pocket change. Every morning when I stop to pick up a newspaper, I check to see if the 2 quarters in change are the next coins for my collection. Other unique coins made their way from pocket change to my coin collection as well.
Presidential Dollar coins were struck from 2007 to 2016. Each $1 coin features the face of a former U.S. president. Four coins came out each year until all former presidents (non-living) were minted on these golden-colored U.S. $1 coins. Another related presidential coin set called the First Spouse gold coins program ran from 2007 to 2016, as well. These $10 gold coins were released concurrently — at the same time as their husband’s President coin.
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…