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!
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.
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.
Have a 1946 penny? Looking for the value of a 1946 wheat penny? You’ve come to the right place! See what 1946 pennies are worth today and how many were made. Plus, info about the scarce and valuable 1946-S S Over D error penny.
Silver rounds and silver bars are popular items with many investors — but are these silver bullion products really the best buy out there? Are they better than buying silver coins? Before you buy silver bars and rounds, you should know about these pros and cons of buying silver rounds and bars. I’ll help you determine the best choice when you buy silver products.
Have a 1942 wheat penny, 1942-D penny, 1942-S penny, or another rare 1942 penny? See the current 1942 penny value. Find out here if you’ve got a rare 1942 penny worth thousands of dollars!
If you’ve found a 1776 to 1976 quarter (a Bicentennial quarter) in your pocket change, then you probably want to know what it’s worth and if it’s a rare coin or not. I’ll tell you what these are worth: a 1976 quarter with no mintmark, a 1976 D quarter, and a 1976 S quarter. Plus some little-known facts about Bicentennial quarters and other Bicentennial coins.
Did you find a 1911 penny? Want to know what your 1911 wheat penny is worth? Here’s a list of 1911 penny values — including the 1911-D penny and 1911-S penny — and why you should definitely hold onto 1911 wheat pennies!
Think you might have a rare 1943 penny? Wondering how much a 1943 silver wheat penny is worth? Even though your 1943 penny might look silvery in color, technically, you have a 1943 steel penny. See the current value here.
Do you have a 1989-D penny or a 1989-S penny? What about a plain 1989 penny with no mintmark? Some 1989-D copper pennies are worth $3,000! And there are some other 1989 pennies worth more than face value as well. Here’s how to tell if you have a valuable 1989 penny or a 1989 penny worth 1 cent — see what your 1989 penny value is today.
Someone found a 1982 copper penny worth $18,800 — and you could too! Here’s everything you want to know about the 1982 D penny – and how to find a 1982 small date penny. See what you should be looking for.
Want to know what your 1990 penny is worth? Maybe you’ve got 1990 pennies with no letter (no mintmark) and you’re curious if you have the rare, valuable 1990 No S penny. I’m going to help you figure out whether or not you have the rare 1990 penny worth thousands of dollars, and I’ll also […]
Think you know the United States Mint? Much has happened there since opening in 1792. These 8 cool, quirky facts about the U.S. Mint will blow your mind.
Have a 1981 penny? Looking for the current 1981 penny value? See if any of your 1981 pennies are rare & what they’re worth. Here’s the ultimate guide to 1981 pennies – including how many were made.
Have you found a 2009 penny with a special design on the tails side? Wondering what the 2009 penny value is today? Here’s everything you want to know about the 2009 Lincoln penny, what it’s worth, and some 2009 Lincoln penny errors to look for.
Want to know about the 2017 penny value? Do you know why some 2017 pennies have an unusual P mintmark from the Philadelphia Mint? Here’s the reason why… and what the 2017 penny is worth if you have one.
The 1982 penny symbolizes when the U.S. Mint stopped making copper pennies and started making copper-plated zinc pennies. Here are the 7 types of 1982 pennies you can collect — and what they’re worth.
The U.S. Mint Philadelphia is one of 4 U.S. Mint facilities. The Philadelphia Mint offers a self-guided tour of its facility, for a behind-the-scenes look at how coins are made. You can also take a virtual U.S. Mint Philadelphia tour online!