There are several coin price guides made by different companies, but I mostly use the Red Book and the Black Book. Here are some tips for choosing the right price guide for you coin collection.
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.
Have some spare change lying around? Wondering how much money all that loose change is worth? Here are some free online coin calculators, plus some fun learning tools for parents interested in teaching their children about counting and other money matters.
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…
Little-known facts about mercury dimes and what the mercury dime is worth these days.
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 silver dollars covered here: the Eisenhower silver dollar, the Peace silver dollar, and the Morgan silver dollar. Here’s how to obtain exact grades for your circulated silver dollars…
There are 4 types of half dollar coins covered here: Barber half dollars, Franklin half dollars, Kennedy half dollars, and Walking Liberty half dollars (also known as American eagle silver half dollars). Here’s how to obtain exact grades for your circulated half dollar coins….
Most coin collectors want to be able to look at their coins in order to determine at least an approximate grade — which will then yield important information about the coin’s worth.
I might as well tell you now that you’re not going to be able to do this if you’re just beginning to collect coins. Being able to grade a coin accurately comes from a lot of experience.
Here’s an overview of how coins are graded…
Do you know how to tell a war nickel from a regular Jefferson nickel? I’ll show you – it’s simple! Plus, see what Jefferson nickels are worth today… including war nickels.
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!
Are we about to witness the demise of the penny and the nickel? New rules have gone into effect that makes it a crime to melt pennies and nickels and sell them — despite the fact that the price of the metals inside those coins is worth more than the face value of the coins themselves!
Finally! Now there’s a way to get CASH — penny for penny — for all your loose change.
Well, sort of. The equivalent of cash, actually.
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!