What’s the difference between being a coin collector and a coin hoarder?
The 50 State Quarters Program was the largest & most successful coin program in U.S. Mint history. It ran from 1999 to 2008, and it remains one of the most popular ways to get newbies (and kids) started collecting coins. See all of the people, foods, vehicles, architecture, plants, animals, and state mottos that appear on the 50 state quarters. Plus state quarter errors, the current value of the 50 state quarters, and everything you need to know about collecting the state quarters. (If other coins are compared to any of the 50 State Quarters, you'll find that here.)
Check out these 10 ideas for coin short set collections that’ll surely help any coin collector have fun on a budget.
Colorized coins are coins which have been painted after leaving the mint. However, there are some coins which have been intentionally colored by official government mints around the world.
Check out these 7 different coin collecting goals you’ll be able to finish over the summer.
Trying to earn a coin collecting merit badge? Here are all the coin collecting merit badge requirements Boy Scouts must meet to earn a coin collecting merit badge!
Determining which type of coin collector you are will make it easier to find coin collecting clubs and what sort of coin catalogs and magazines to buy or subscribe to.
The Wisconsin quarter error with the extra leaf has caused much speculation on how the error occurred. Was it deliberate or an honest mistake. One thing’s for sure, the Wisconsin state quarter error is worth searching for!
The Puerto Rico quarter is the 2nd quarter issued in the Washington D.C. and Territories coins. It was released on March 30, 2009. Puerto Rico quarters sell for between 50 cents and $1 from most coin dealers. The quarters are also available at face value from banks.
See what Illinois state quarters are worth today, plus a little about colorized quarters and coins with President Obama’s likeness on them.
While the New York quarter is a beautiful coin, uncirculated quarters bring less than a dollar. Proof versions of New York quarters run the gamut between $10 to $25 depending on the metal in the coin.
Buying coins for a young coin collector doesn’t need to be expensive. Many of the coins can be found in everyday circulation. The other coins listed here are quite inexpensive, and would be great for coin collecting kids.
Following are some little-known facts about Tennessee quarters and how much they’re worth…
Although the 50 state quarters program ended in 2008, the United States was not done honoring the geographical regions of our nation. In 2009, the U.S. Mint issued 6 more commemorative quarters as part of the DC and U.S. Territories quarters program. See what each of the Territory quarters looks like, and the current value of each U.S. Territory quarter.
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.
Everything you want to know about New Hampshire state quarters including errors, current value, how the design was chosen, and the story of the Old Man Of The Mountain.
See how much Hawaii state quarters are worth, plus other fun facts about the last quarter to be produced in the 50 State Quarters program.
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.
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.
Looking for some unique pieces of coin jewelry? Here’s the scoop on coins used as jewelry pieces… what to look for and some idea of what they may be worth.
You’ve probably seen Whitman coin folders and wondered if that’s something you need to protect your coins or not. You know, those blue folders with the picture of the coin on the front and cardboard with lots of little round holes inside.
How long have people been collecting coins? About a long as coins have been made — around 600 BC to 800 BC. In addition to a brief history of coins and info about the history of coin collecting, see how the 50 State Quarters program sparked a renewed interest in coin collecting in the late 1990s. Collecting the U.S. quarters led many to start collecting coins of other types as well. Here we review the ups and downs of coin collecting through the years, and how it all comes back to the U.S. quarter.
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…