Have a 1982 dime? Some 1982 Roosevelt dimes are worth $50 — or more! Here’s a look at the 1982 No Mint Mark dime, why it’s rare, and how much other 1982 dimes are worth.
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There are 3 valuable 2005 Kansas quarter error coins: 1) the IN GOD WE RUST quarter error, 2) the Humpback Bison quarter error, and 3) the Spitting Bison quarter error. Here’s what to look for — and how much each one is worth. Plus, the value of other Kansas quarters without errors.
Here’s how to tell how much your 1950 penny is worth. See the circulated vs uncirculated 1950 wheat penny value, how many 1950 pennies were made, how rare 1950 pennies are, and which 1950 penny is the most valuable.
The Spitting Horse Delaware quarter error is worth as much as $20… and it can be found in your pocket change! Here’s where and what to look for on a 1999 Delaware quarter. Plus, see how much this error coin is worth AND how much all other Delaware quarters are worth, too.
Here’s how to tell a rare & valuable 1949 wheat penny from a common 1949 penny (which is still worth 3 cents or more). The truth is values of 1949 wheat pennies are all over the board: Most circulated 1949 pennies are worth 3 or 4 cents. Uncirculated 1949 pennies are generally worth $1 or more. Other 1949 Lincoln cents with errors are worth $100 or more. Some rare 1949 wheat penny values soar beyond $1,000 apiece! See how much YOUR 1949 penny is worth…
A DMPL Morgan dollar is an uncirculated Morgan silver dollar with mirrored surfaces — which look much like those of a proof coin. Hence the acronym DMPL for ‘deep mirror prooflike’! See how DMPL Morgan dollars are different from ‘prooflike’ and ‘semi-prooflike’ Morgan silver dollars… and how much they’re worth!
VAM dollars are highly popular Morgan silver dollars and Peace silver dollars with unique die varieties. Here’s what they’re worth + Tips for collecting VAM silver dollars.
All about 1948 wheat pennies, including… How much a 1948-S penny is worth. How much a 1948-D penny is worth. How much a 1948 wheat penny with no mintmark is worth.The most valuable 1948 penny. How many 1948 pennies were made. Which 1948 wheat pennies are rare. And 1948 error pennies you should look for — including 1948 doubled dies and other oddities.
There’s a 1965 quarter worth $7,000 because it was made on the wrong metal (silver instead of copper-nickel clad). Here’s how to identify a 1965 silver quarter. Plus a list of other rare transitional error coins to look for in all denominations — pennies, nickels, dimes, quarters, half dollars, and dollar coins.
Looking for the 1947 wheat penny value? Here’s the ultimate guide to 1947 pennies – how many were made, and the inside scoop on the most valuable 1947 pennies. Everything you want to know about your 1947 penny value.
See how much a 1940 wheat penny with no mintmark is worth and how much a 1940-D penny is worth. The most valuable 1940 penny (with wear from circulation) is the 1940-S penny. See how much all of your 1940 pennies are worth here…
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!
Seated Liberty dimes were produced from 1837 to 1891. A number of rarities and low-mintage dates were created during the 54 years of the coin’s production. Here are some little-known facts that collectors will find interesting about the Seated Liberty dime, the 5 major design varieties for this coin, a list of rare Liberty Seated dimes, and the current Seated Liberty dime value.
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.
Post Mint Damage (or Post Strike Damage) refers to any damage a coin has suffered after leaving the U.S. Mint — including scratches, dings, holes, bumps, nicks, and gouges. See how damaged coins are different from error coins, plus the value of damaged coins.
Have a two-headed coin? Want to know what it’s worth? Find out here! See examples of two-headed coins and two-tailed coins made by the U.S. Mint. Plus, other novelty coins like the the Lincoln-Kennedy penny and other 2-headed coins that are not US Mint coins.
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!
Susan B. Anthony dollar coins were unpopular when they were first released, and they are still not widely collected coins. In fact, the Susan B. Anthony dollar is probably the least popular coin made in America. This makes collecting a complete set of the dollars quite easy and affordable! See other reasons to collect Susan B. Anthony dollars, the rarest Susan B. Anthony dollar coins, and the current value of Susan B. Anthony coins.
An uncirculated commemorative coin is offered in most instances by a special commission in charge of the event to be commemorated and the coin is sold at a price higher than the face value of the coin. The U.S. Mint’s modern commemorative coin program began in 1982. Although these coins are legal tender, they are not minted for general circulation. Each commemorative coin is produced by the U.S. Mint in limited quantity and is only available for a limited time. See how much modern commemorative coins are worth.
With graduation season upon up, I thought I’d share how to make a DIY grad card yourself. See how to make DIY personalized graduation cards like this one — with the grad’s name, school colors, and graduation year. Plus a matching DIY envelope!
Looking for coin classifieds? Want to sell coins online? Here are some professional coin auction sites, coin dealers, coin consignment sites, and other places where you can list your coins for sale. Or, you can post your coins for sale on this site… for free.
Challenge coins are not really coins. They’re not made by the U.S. Mint, and they’re not used as currency. Challenge coins first made their appearance during World War I. Here’s the story behind challenge coins, why they’re called challenge coins, how the coin challenge game works, and how much military challenge coins are worth.
Wondering about the difference between being a numismatist and a coin collector? A coin collector is somebody who gathers coins with the intention of completing sets of coins. A numismatist is a person who studies coins and money from a historic, social, or artistic sense. See other differences and why many people are both!
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 is really no ‘perfect’ time to sell coins. But there ARE some very important things you can look for that will tell you if now is a good time to sell… or not! Here are the most important factors you should consider when deciding the best time to sell coins that you have. See when most people sell coins, what makes coin prices rise and fall, the best time to sell bullion coins, and an important lesson learned from Bitcoin.