If damage happens to a coin before it leaves the Mint, then that coin is considered an error coin or a mistake. (On the other hand, if damage happens to a coin after it has left the US Mint facility is considered ‘damaged’ and it is generally worth very little.) Error coins are rare and valuable because they are legit — they entered circulation that way and are relatively few in number. Here’s a list of well-known U.S. coin errors, how to determine a true error coin from a fake one, the most valuable error coins to look for, and how to spot new errors on coins — because new errors are being discovered all the time!
Some 1987 pennies are worth more than $2,000! Here’s what you should be looking for on your 1987 pennies to see if you have any rare and valuable ones. Plus a list of 1987 penny errors. See how much your 1987 pennies are worth right here!
A long-time collector’s coin scale review to help you decide on the best coin scale for your needs. See how to weigh coins on a scale, how to calibrate a digital scale for weighing coins, the best coin scale that’s super affordable, and why you need to weigh coins in the first place!
Do you have any state quarters from these states: AZ, CO, CT, DE, DC, GA, NH, KS, MD, MN, NJ, OR, SC, VA, WI, or WY? If so, then you might have a rare and valuable state quarter error! Here’s what to look for…
All 1976 pennies are worth more than face value. Even the well-worn ones that you’ve found in spare change are worth AT LEAST 2 cents each! See how much your 1976 pennies are worth here — everything you need to know about Bicentennial 1976 pennies.