Seated Liberty half dollars were minted from 1839 through 1891 and remain a highly popular — and scarce — collectible coin to this day. See their current value here.
Some of the rarest and most valuable coins in U.S. coin history are silver coins. See how to find silver pennies, silver nickels, silver dimes, silver quarters, silver half dollars, and silver dollars in circulation. Plus tips for buying & selling silver coins, current silver coin values, and tips for collecting silver coins of all denominations -- even advice before investing in silver coins and current silver prices.
We are amid the 30th anniversary of a boom time in coin history — the rise and fall of the coin market of 1979 to 1981.
The 1955 proof set is the first United States proof set to come in a flat cellophane package.
The 1950 proof set was the first proof set made by the U.S. Mint since 1942. Featuring silver coins and the now-obsolete Lincoln wheat cent, the 1950 proof set is a popular coin set among coin collectors.
The 1964-D Peace silver dollar is not just a rare U.S. coin — the government believes none even exist anymore. After all, they were supposedly all melted down, and it’s illegal to own a 1964-D Peace dollar, too.
The Boy Scouts commemorative dollar is very popular. So popular, in fact, that the U.S. Mint has already sold all of the uncirculated versions of the coin!
GSA dollars, so-called because the United States government’s General Services Administration sold old Morgan dollars found in vaults during the 1970s, are both valuable and highly sought after by coin collectors.
What is coin collecting versus coin hoarding? I may not be able to give you medical advice on what hoarding or hoarders are, but as a longtime coin collector, I can answer your questions on what a coin hoard is versus a coin collection!
Kennedy half dollars are one of the most beloved and most popular coins to collect. See which ones are considered rare Kennedy half dollars, the current value of Kennedy half dollars, and everything you want to know about the Bicentennial half dollar — including the 1776 to 1976 half dollar value.
Morgan silver dollars and Peace silver dollars are both very popular coins that have been coin collector favorites for decades. Check out silver dollar values here to find out what your Morgan silver dollars or Peace silver dollars may be worth.
Many people believe lucky coins can help bring luck into their lives. Whether that’s true or not, lucky coins are special to each of us in unique ways.
Silver mint sets are great collectibles that contain old silver coins in uncirculated grades.
1965 was the year copper-nickel clad coins were first introduced to circulation in the United States. Today, copper-nickel clad coins continue to carry a heavy workload in circulation, while silver coins in pocket change have for decades been a thing of the past.
IRA investing can be made more fun — and shinier — if you use bullion coins as part of your IRA investment portfolio. But before you start buying bullion coins for your IRA portfolio, make sure you know some very important rules about which bullion coins are approved for IRA investing!
First State Depository in Wilmington, Delaware, keeps gold safe for individuals, companies, and investment firms. First State uses a highly secure vault and lots of space to protect the precious metal investments contained within. Learn more about this popular gold depository and how you can keep your investments safe there, too.
The Standing Liberty quarter — minted from 1916 to 1930 — was popular, but not without controversy due to the fact that Miss Liberty was bare-breasted on many Standing Liberty quarters. Today, many Standing Liberty quarters are quite valuable.
Looking for some good gift ideas for the numismatist in your life? See why I recommend the following: a coin magazine subscription, modern commemorative coins, bullion coins, slabbed coins, or a coin gift certificate.
Common coins can be worth money. Finding them may be no harder than looking in your drawer or your parents’ attic.
The 1804 Bust silver dollar is one of the top 3 most popular U.S. rare coins ever made. Only 15 are known to exist.
Silver Seated Liberty dollars were struck from 1840 through 1873. They were the first major silver dollar minted for circulation since the Liberty Bust dollar.
U.S. Trade dollars, unlike other U.S. silver dollars, were minted only for trade in Asia. Trade dollars actually contain more silver than other silver dollars. Here are some other fun facts about U.S. Trade dollars
Congress approves of new Medal of Honor commemorative coins for 2011.
Olympic coins honor sports and places and people related to the Olympics. Olympic coins are usually minted in half dollar to 10 dollar pieces.
Many American coins honor American landmarks. The landmarks range from the Lincoln Memorial to Mount Rushmore. All of these coins are available and affordable.
There is no silver in circulating U.S. silver coins. And between 1942 and 1945 there was no nickel in U.S. circulated nickels.
Commemorative military coins honor our nation’s bravest heroes. These U.S. coins honor military personnel and military events. Here are U.S. Military coin values.
In light of the current economy, many people are talking about silver coins as investments these days. But what has the history for silver prices been like? And what are some popular silver coins to invest in? See how silver prices have changed through the years.
The proof sets for 2009 are the largest they have ever been. Each set has 18 coins and 4 lenses.
There have been 3 different categories of silver proof sets by dates over the years from 1936 to the present. The U.S. Mint still producing silver proof sets. Here’s what you need to know…
Silver Eagle dollar coins are highly sought after both by coin collectors and bullion investors. Some scarce dates command a high price — see which ones. Plus tips for collecting and buying $1 American Silver Eagle coins.
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 new Louis Braille Silver Dollar honors the inventor of the Braille reading system for the blind. The surcharges from this coin will go to the National Federation of the Blind.
The 1965 coins went through a number of changes, some of which are still in use today. Reduction of silver in the coins and leaving off mint marks were to discourage coin hoarding. Proof sets and mint sets were not produced for 3 years.
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!
The first silver dollars were struck in 1794.But there is a good chance the silver dollar you have and are curious about is dated from about 1878 through 1935. These silver dollars are called Morgan dollars (also Liberty Head dollars) and Peace dollars.
Many U.S. coins feature or honor sports themes and athletes. From baseball to the Olympics, sports themes have been featured on many United States coins. Following are some of the most popular sports coins.
The Mercury Dime is a coin that is popular among collectors. It also has a following among coin investors. The scarce Mercury dimes have seen very handsome price increases over the past 15 years.
The Peace dollar is a coin that has seen steady investor activity over the years and also has great popularity among coin collectors.
Let’s look at how some Morgan Dollar coins have performed over 15 years, comparing prices from 1994 to prices for the same coin in 2009.
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.
Instead of giving someone a gift card, cash, a tie or blouse that they almost know for a fact may never be worn, why not give a gift that may reap investment rewards? You may want to consider giving silver and gold bullion coins.
Canadian coins provide a refreshing alternative to collecting U.S. coins. The wonderful images found on the reverse of most Canadian coins make collecting them a satisfying pastime.
There are some new coins that depict President Barack Obama. While these Barack Obama coins may be great items for the history buff, presidential student, or fan of Obama, it is important to note that these coins are NOT official legal-tender products of the United States Mint! The Barack Obama coin is purely a novelty coin.
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.
There really is a lot of diversity in U.S. coins. In the United States’ more than 200 years of coin production, our nation has seen many types of interesting coins. However, if you’re a coin collector and you find yourself a little bored with ‘typical’ modern U.S. coins, then consider these 5 unique types of coins worth collecting.
The mintage number of a coin simply refers to how many coins were struck by the mint. It does not, however, necessarily refer to how many coins still exist.
Here are 5 tips to guide you through your very first coin show. Plus, a wealth of coin show advice from myself and others who’ve been to lots of different coin shows.
You’re probably wondering… what is a mint set? Is it anything like a proof set? Here’s what you need to know about mint coin sets.
Ironically, silver nickels have no nickel in them… just silver. So most Jefferson war nickels are worth their ‘spot value’ — that is, the amount of money the metal inside the coin is worth. Here’s how to check current silver prices and find out how much your silver war nickels from 1942 to 1945 are worth.