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.
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Looking for the 1934 penny value? Here’s the ultimate guide to 1934 pennies — their current value, why 1934 pennies are important to coin collectors, and how many of these old pennies were made.
Have you heard about the 1958 penny worth $150,000? Think you might have this 1958 penny error in your possession? See if you have the rare 1958 double die penny or just a regular 1958 wheat penny + Find the current 1958 penny value for all versions of the coin here.
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!
Have a Kennedy half dollar coin? They’re hard to find in circulation! In this Ultimate Guide to JFK Half Dollars, you’ll find the current Kennedy half dollar value — plus a list of rare Kennedy half dollars & silver Kennedy half dollars worth more than face value.
Is it still easy to find old quarters these days? Yes, you can still find rare quarters and silver quarters worth money in your pocket change! Here’s a list of the most valuable quarters in circulation that you should be looking for — including the Barber quarter, the Standing liberty quarter, and of course old Washington quarters. They’re all worth $1 or more… apiece!
Collecting uncirculated mint sets from the United States Mint is a perfect way to get most, if not all, of the examples of coins found in pocket change from each year! Uncirculated coin sets have been issued by the United States Mint since 1947, and they’ve been offered almost every year since then. See what U.S. mint sets are worth, plus my personal tips and strategies for building a really cool mint set collection.
Even if you’re not into coin collecting, here’s a list of rare pennies you should hold onto. One of the most popular is the 1943 wheat penny. Other rare pennies on this list include the 1792 penny, 1793 penny, 1844 penny, 1856 penny, 1877 penny, 1909 penny, 1924 penny, 1936 penny, 1943 penny, 1955 penny, 1974 penny, and other silver pennies. I’ve also included some tips to help you find out the value of your pennies.
Do you know how to tell a copper penny from a zinc penny? Here are 4 ways to tell if you have a copper penny vs. a zinc penny. When you finish reading these 4 tips, you’ll know how to quickly tell zinc pennies from copper pennies!
Want to know what a 1922 silver dollar is worth? Here’s the 1922 silver dollar value, an interesting story about the young lady you see on the coin, and why the 1922 one dollar coin is called a Peace silver dollar.
A scavenger hunt (or treasure hunt) is a fun outdoor game that involves finding unique items or completing certain tasks while you’re out & about. Here’s how to plan a scavenger hunt, plus details for playing & winning a scavenger hunt, and scavenger hunt rules.
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.
As a fulltime freelance blogger and journalist, I have a unique perspective on which items would make the best gifts for writers. Here are a few of my favorite things…
You probably have some valuable pennies in your loose change! Here’s an awesome cheat sheet showing the rare pennies you should be looking for. These 43 pennies found in circulation are worth 1 dollar or more… each! I’ve collected pennies since I was a kid, and I’ve put together a list of the best places to find rare pennies worth money.
Before stringing Christmas lights on your car, here’s what you need to know about the type of Christmas lights that work best on vehicles — and how to use a power inverter (not a converter). Plus lots of other fun Christmas car decorations to consider putting on your vehicle this holiday season!
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!
Most worn 1964 pennies that you’ll find in circulation are worth the value of their copper content — or about 2 cents. But some 1964 penny values are MUCH higher — like the 1964 SMS penny. Here’s how to tell if you have a rare 1964 SMS penny why these 1964 pennies are worth so much.
There are 8 rare pennies worth money (like $1,000+ apiece!) in circulation today – and they could turn up in your pocket change! Here are 8 valuable pennies to look for.
Before you buy gold coins from TV infomercials (or anywhere else), I would encourage you to think twice! Gold-plated “coins” are actually tokens. They’re NOT the same as gold coins produced by the U.S. Mint, which are legal tender — with a monetary value as well as a gold value. Here’s how to avoid getting scammed by fake gold coins, tips to help you buy gold coins with confidence, and the best places to buy gold coins from.
There’s a rare 1999 penny error that is worth hundreds of dollars and you could find it in your pocket change! Here’s how to tell if you have a 1999 Wide AM penny or not. Plus, see all 1999 penny values.
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.
Are the letters A and M in AMERICA close together or far apart on your 1992 penny? If they’re close together, then you may have the rare 1992 penny error! Here’s what to look for on your 1992 pennies to find out if you have a 1992 Close AM penny or just a regular 1992 penny. See what the Close AM penny and all other 1992 pennies are worth today!
What’s the 1995 penny value today? Well, there are a few 1995 pennies that are worth more than face value: a 1995 double die penny (which was a 1995 penny error), a 1995-D penny, a 1995-S proof penny, and a no mintmark 1995 penny. Here’s how to tell what your 1995 penny is worth.
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.
The ultimate list of themed Halloween costume ideas for groups! Whether you’re a parent taking your kids trick-or-treating, a teen going to a Halloween party, or an adult trying to win the costume contest at work — choosing the right costume can make or break your Halloween experience. One of the most fun things for a group of people to do is to celebrate Halloween by dressing up around a theme — so your costumes go together!