Collect old wheat pennies? (I do!) Here’s how you can tell the difference between a 1933 penny worth only a few cents versus one worth thousands of dollars. See the value of 1933 wheat pennies… including the 1933-D penny and other rare and valuable 1933 Lincoln cents.
How much do you know about the United States Mint? As a coin collector, you should have a general knowledge about the U.S. Mint and its 4 coin-making facilities. From the main office in Washington, DC, the Director of the Mint oversees the 4 U.S. Mint facilities which make coins in Philadelphia PA, Denver CO, San Francisco CA, and West Point, NY -- plus the U.S. Bullion Depository in Fort Knox, KY.
Error coins with missing clad layers are rare & valuable! Wondering how to tell if a coin is missing a clad layer? I’m going to show you! You’ll also learn how coins can lose their outer clad layers, where to find missing clad layer coins, and how much they’re worth.
The US Mint did not produce any coins with a mintmark from 1965-1967. Silver was also removed from coins during this time, and proof sets and mint sets were not produced either. It wasn’t until 1968 that mintmarks, proof sets, and mint sets returned to normal. See why 1965 coins, 1966 coins, and 1967 coins are different, and what’s so unique about 1968 coins.
The 1959-D wheat penny is one of the most controversial mule coins ever. It’s worth $50,000! Here’s everything you want to know about mule error coins, including the 1959-D penny error!
I recently found a great coin collecting starter set for young coin collectors. See why I like the US Mint’s Explore & Discover Kit and why it’s such a great gift for kids!
Is part of the lettering missing on your coin? Maybe it has no mintmark? Here’s how to tell if you’ve got an error coin or simply a normal or damaged coin.
Off-metal coins (or wrong planchet coins) are rare coin errors that were created by the US Mint. See examples of wrong planchet error coins (also known as off-metal error coins) and how much these coin planchet errors are worth.
How much is a 1999 New Jersey quarter worth? If it has errors, it’s worth thousands of dollars! See the value of your New Jersey state quarter here.
Repunched mint marks are error coins that are worth a lot of money. They would make a great addition to your coin collection. See how repunched mintmarks are different from doubled dies and. overmintmarks. And how much repunched mint marks are worth today.
Have a 1912 penny? Want to know how much it’s worth? Here’s a guide to see how much 1912 pennies are worth, 1912 wheat penny errors to look for, and more!
Are you looking for BIE Lincoln pennies in your loose change? You should be! These scarce and valuable error coins can be found in circulation. Here’s what to look for, where you are most likely to find them, and how much they’re worth.
Some 2009 Washington DC quarters are worth $1,000 or more! See how to spot a valuable 2009 District of Columbia quarter error + The value of all 2009 DC quarters
Die break coins are error coins. Some are rarer than others. Some are worth $100 or more. If you have a die crack coin, cud coin, or other types of die break error coins… here’s how to determine their value.
Off-center coins are rare… but not impossible to find! See photo examples of off-center error coins + The value of off-center coins, based on percent off-center.
Have an Oregon state quarter? Some Oregon quarters have errors worth lots of money! Here’s what to look for & how much Oregon state quarter errors are worth.
Bullion coins are great for both investing and collecting! Here are some little-known facts and tips for collecting American Silver Eagles (1986-present), American Gold Eagles (1986-present), Platinum American Eagles (1997-2008), and Palladium bullion coins. See the scarcest American Silver Eagle coins that are the most sought-after, the pros & cons of collecting proof vs. bullion Silver Eagles, and more!
The half dime and the nickel may sound like different types of coins, but they are both U.S. 5-cent coins, and both have many interesting designs. See half dime and nickel similarities & differences. Plus the current value of half dimes, tips for collecting them, and how to save money when buying a half dime coin.
The 1979 proof set is the first to feature the Susan B. Anthony dollar. 1979 is also also the year of 2 different types of proof sets — because the U.S. Mint changed the appearance of the ‘S’ mintmark on the coins in the proof set. One is called a 1979 proof set Type 1. The other is called a 1979 proof set Type 2. Here you can find out which one you have and how much it’s worth!
Trying to find out why the US Mint charges what it does for its coins? This US Mint gold price chart will help you understand why their numismatic gold coins and silver coins cost what they do. See how their gold coin prices and silver coin prices compare to daily and historical bullion price charts… plus, ways to save money buying US Mint coins.
There are at least 50 different types of errors, varieties, and other unusual anomalies involving the 2005 Minnesota quarter. It’s true… the Minnesota quarter error with extra tree is worth lots of money and can be found in your pocket change! See the value of Minnesota state quarter errors, tips for finding these valuable error coins, and all of the types of errors, varieties, and anomalies that exist with 2005 Minnesota quarters.
Want something fun to do with coins… and your kids? How about playing a fun coin game?! These 14 free coin games teach children about U.S. coins and thd value of money.
Wondering how money is made and how American currency goes from being printed by the government to winding up at your local bank, in stores, and in your pocket? Here’s a fun, easy-to-understand article showing how money gets distributed into commerce, how you can track where your dollar bills have been, and how long money in circulation lasts.
Since the 1970s, the West Point Mint has struck millions of coins. The West Point Mint currently strikes bullion coins (silver, gold, and platinum) and commemorative coins, In the 1970s and 1980s, the West Point Mint made Lincoln pennies and Washington quarters. The first West Point Mint coins did not have a mintmark. The W West Point Mint Mark first appeared in 1984. Here’s more about the many types of West Point coins, including some West Point coins you may have in your pocket right now and their current value!
The Liberty Seated design was first seen in 1836 on a limited number of silver dollars. By 1840, the Liberty Seated coin design had been placed on the obverse of all U.S. coins — ranging from the half dime through the dollar coin. It also appeared on the briefly struck 20-cent piece. Here’s what you need to know about the value of Liberty Seated coins.
Charles E. Barber was a noted coin designer who gained widespread recognition for his depictions of Liberty on many of the coins. His Liberty Head designs for the dime, quarter and half dollar were so popular that they were usually called Barber coins rather than Liberty Head coins! However, the Barber nickel was usually called a Liberty Head nickel instead. Barber coins were struck from 1892 to 1916. See the value of Barber coins and Liberty Head nickels in this helpful Barber Coins Guide.