Coin diagrams and photos to help you describe your coin to others (if you want to sell it online). Plus, a coin glossary that explains the parts of a coin.
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How much does a dime weigh? How much does a quarter weigh? How much does a roll of pennies weigh? If you're wondering how much coins weigh, then you'll appreciate this Ultimate Guide To Weighing Coins. There's a list of all official U.S. coin weights for each denomination... and by year!
Tips For Assembling A Complete Set Of 50 State Quarters + A List Of All The Coins In This Popular Series And Their Dates
The U.S. Mint's state quarter program began in 1999 and continued through 2008. In all, 50 statehood quarters were made -- one for each state in the United States. They were released into circulation in the order that the statehoods came into existence. Here's the official list of all 50 state quarters and their release dates. Plus, everything you need to know about collecting the 50 state quarters, and fun ways to save state quarters that you probably haven't thought of!
Have you noticed that some U.S. coins have ridges on their edges, while others do not? Why do some coins have edge reeds and other coins have smooth edges? Turns out, there are MANY reasons why coins have ridges... Find out here!
What is a mint coin? And how much are mint coins worth? Learn what the terms "mint condition,” “mint state,” and "mint coin" mean to collectors… and how much mint coins are worth.
Here’s what to look for on your uncirculated (mint state) coins that have never been used as money: 1) Wear (see where to look for wear on coins) and 2) Grade (see how to determine the grade of your uncirculated coins - with all 11 uncirculated coin grades explained in layman’s terms).
What's my coin worth? While it may seem like a fairly easy question, it takes a really good evaluation of the coin by a professional coin dealer to determine your coin's value accurately. You see, when determining the value of a coin, the appraiser must consider not only the date and denomination of the coin, but also what condition it is in, what the value of the metal is, the relative scarcity of the coin, and other issues.
What Are Slabbed Coins? (Hint: They’re Highly Sought After, Often Expensive, And Frequently Rare Coins)
Slabbed coins are often expensive, high-grade, and rare coins. Slabbed coins often represent a 'safe buy'. Here's what you need to know about slabbed coins.