The zinc penny has been made since 1982. Read on to find out all about these Lincoln cents, including what some of them are worth and how many billions exist.
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.
There’s plenty of variety for coin collectors with 2011 United States proof sets.
The trime is a silver three-cent coin made from 1851 through 1873. The silver trime coin was one of many small change coins that were popular back in the 19th century. The U.S. Mint created the 3-cent silver coin (the trime coin) to address the shortage of silver coins, while still producing a coin that had a bullion value close to its face value. See the 3 trime coin designs, 11 rare trime coin dates, and the value of trime coins today.
The white penny was made from 1856 to 1864. It refers to coins that are made of 88% copper and 12% nickel.
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Silver dollar coins date back to 1794 and have a long, colorful history.
Buying a souvenir set from the Philadelphia and Denver mints in 1982 and 1983 was the only way to obtain official coin sets from those years.
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If you’re looking for a 1965 mint set, you’ll need to turn to the 1965 special mint set — the only official coin set made by the U.S. Mint that year.
Be sure to stop by Philadelphia sometime to watch the United States Mint make coins!
The 1936 proof set was the first modern United States proof set.
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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!
The new penny in 2010 features a Union shield. Instead of having to look for these new coins in pocket change, you can now order rolls directly from the United States Mint.
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.
Did you know the color of your Indian Head cents can actually help determine their value? Check out all the juicy details here about why red-colored Indian Head cents are worth more than brown-colored Indian Head cents.
The United States Mint direct ship dollar coin program makes it easier for you to help put more dollar coins in circulation.
The United States Mint now is offering free lesson plans based around the America the Beautiful Quarters program.
Lincoln wheat cents are typically found in worn grades. However, you may be glad to hear that the United States Mint used to make proof versions of the Lincoln wheat penny. Check out more about these beautiful proof Lincoln wheat cents — and what they’re worth — here.