I like to buy rolls of coins from the bank, then see how many valuable coins I can find in each roll. It’s called coin roll hunting. (Yes it’s a thing.) Here are some of the coins I’ve obtained for face value – simply by buying bank rolls. Also, see which coins you should be looking for in bank rolls – by denomination. My most memorable coin roll hunting adventure was the time I spent $20 on 5 rolls of nickels and 1 roll of half-dollars. I ended up finding some great silver coins, plus several old coins worth much more than face value! What valuable coins have YOU found in bank rolls?
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The 1909 wheat penny is one of the most interesting (and valuable) coins in the Lincoln cent series. See if you have the one that’s worth $650 or more… or the one that’s worth $12 or more. Either way, if you see a tiny VDB on the coin, then you’ve got a pretty historic — and valuable — coin on your hands! The 1909 VDB penny has a unique story.
Are Indian Head pennies rare? What is the Indian Head penny value today? Here’s a list of the scarce Indian Head pennies you should be looking for. Plus, the values of common-date Indian Head pennies. Have an Indian Head penny? See what it’s worth here.
There are at least 50 different types of errors, varieties, and other unusual anomalies involving the 2005 Minnesota quarter. It’s true… the Minnesota quarter error with extra tree is worth lots of money and can be found in your pocket change! See the value of Minnesota state quarter errors, tips for finding these valuable error coins, and all of the types of errors, varieties, and anomalies that exist with 2005 Minnesota quarters.
See the current state quarter values, a list of rare state quarters, and state quarter errors. Also, lots of fun facts about the 50 State Quarters series — for trivia buffs and anyone who enjoys American history! I’ve created a detailed list of all the different things that are symbolized on the Statehood Quarters, along with some interesting little-known facts about these popular U.S. quarters.
A really fun idea is to assemble a Birth Year Coin Set or a Conception Year Coin Set. It’s a collection of coins that were struck during the year of one’s birth or the year of one’s conception. The idea is to pick out of pocket change an example of each coin you find that was struck the year you (or someone you love) was born — or conceived. This is a simple DIY project for all skill levels — whether you officially collect coins or not! Here are some clever ideas for making coin sets by year — including Birth Year Coin Sets and Conception Year Coin Sets.
The Lincoln Memorial penny was made from 1959 to 2008. It was — and still is — a fixture in United States commerce. While most Lincoln Memorial pennies are worth only face value (or a little more), there are a few rare Lincoln Memorial pennies you should be keeping your eye out for. Here are 5 classics, plus 3 recently discovered rare pennies.
For our birthday party, we had a “Pimp Your Cupcake” station, allowing guests to decorate their own cupcakes. It was a big hit! Here’s everything you need to create a DIY cupcake station dessert bar, plus my tips for setting up a cupcake bar on a budget.
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!
The 1981 proof set attracts much coin collector attention because the proof sets that year were produced in 2 different varieties: Type 1 is common, Type 2 is considerably scarcer and much more valuable! Here’s how to tell the difference, and the value of 1981 proof sets.
Did you know that the Indian Head penny does not actually have an Indian on it? It’s Lady Liberty wearing an Indian headdress! Here are some fun facts about Indian Head pennies and the ones that are the most valuable today.
You don’t need to be wealthy to buy silver coins. Here are 4 ways to buy cheap silver coins when you’re on a budget. Plus, tips for collecting silver coins when you’re on a budget. Before you buy silver coins, read this!
Want something fun to do with coins… and your kids? How about playing a fun coin game?! These 14 free coin games teach children about U.S. coins and thd value of money.
Wondering how money is made and how American currency goes from being printed by the government to winding up at your local bank, in stores, and in your pocket? Here’s a fun, easy-to-understand article showing how money gets distributed into commerce, how you can track where your dollar bills have been, and how long money in circulation lasts.
New Roosevelt dimes have been added to circulation every year since 1946. Some of these dimes are worth tens — even hundreds — of dollars. See which ones in this list, which includes rare Roosevelt dime values. Also, if you have any 2009 dimes, you might want to hold onto them — because there’s a good chance the 2009 Roosevelt dime will eventually become scarce (what is known as a key date coin).
Since the 1970s, the West Point Mint has struck millions of coins. The West Point Mint currently strikes bullion coins (silver, gold, and platinum) and commemorative coins, In the 1970s and 1980s, the West Point Mint made Lincoln pennies and Washington quarters. The first West Point Mint coins did not have a mintmark. The W West Point Mint Mark first appeared in 1984. Here’s more about the many types of West Point coins, including some West Point coins you may have in your pocket right now and their current value!
Throughout the entire history of U.S. coins, Lady Liberty has been featured on some of the most popular ones. Here are examples of several coins featuring Miss Liberty and their current values. You’ll get a good feel for how each Lady Liberty coin has evolved and changed from the ones before it.
The Liberty Seated design was first seen in 1836 on a limited number of silver dollars. By 1840, the Liberty Seated coin design had been placed on the obverse of all U.S. coins — ranging from the half dime through the dollar coin. It also appeared on the briefly struck 20-cent piece. Here’s what you need to know about the value of Liberty Seated coins.
Charles E. Barber was a noted coin designer who gained widespread recognition for his depictions of Liberty on many of the coins. His Liberty Head designs for the dime, quarter and half dollar were so popular that they were usually called Barber coins rather than Liberty Head coins! However, the Barber nickel was usually called a Liberty Head nickel instead. Barber coins were struck from 1892 to 1916. See the value of Barber coins and Liberty Head nickels in this helpful Barber Coins Guide.
Have a 1946 penny? Looking for the value of a 1946 wheat penny? You’ve come to the right place! See what 1946 pennies are worth today and how many were made. Plus, info about the scarce and valuable 1946-S S Over D error penny.
What is a 1945 penny worth today? You might be shocked at the value of 1945 pennies, and even more surprised to find out what makes these old wheat pennies some of the hottest World War II collectibles around! Here’s why you should save every 1945 wheat penny you find…
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.
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!