Think you know the United States Mint? Much has happened there since opening in 1792. These 8 cool, quirky facts about the U.S. Mint will blow your mind.
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This is where you'll find recent articles from our Coins, Cardmaking. Crafts, Holidays, Parties, and Family Games sites at The Fun Times Guide. If it's about fun things to collect, fun hobbies to enjoy, or fun home entertaining ideas for each season and holiday... we're talking about it here! Real people are sharing their favorite tips & tricks for making, collecting, playing, and planning things at home.
Have a 1981 penny? Looking for the current 1981 penny value? See if any of your 1981 pennies are rare & what they’re worth. Here’s the ultimate guide to 1981 pennies – including how many were made.
Have a 1972 penny? Wondering if you’ve got the rare 1972 double die penny? Here’s how to find out if any of your 1972 pennies are rare and what they’re worth. We’ve got the ultimate guide to 1972 pennies, including how many were made and how likely you are to find them in your pocket change.
Adventure gifts make the best Father’s Day gift ideas! It’s never too early to start planning for the perfect gift for Dad – especially with more expensive gifts like these. These are one-of-a-kind experience gifts that ANYONE would be thrilled to receive!
Want to know what a 1971 penny is worth? Here’s a ton of cool info about 1971 pennies – including how many were made, and the scoop on the rare 1971 doubled die penny.
Have you heard about the rare 1943 penny worth 6 figures in the news? It’s true, you can find these pennies in everyday pocket change! Here’s how to tell if you have one, how to find it (and other rare pennies), and how to spot a fake 1943 copper penny.
A coin dealer is one of the greatest resources that we coin collectors have. Coin dealers are coin experts that can help you: buy coins, sell coins, get a coin appraisal, locate hard-to-find coins, and learn more about your coins. Here are 5 tips to help you find a coin dealer near you who’s reputable and reliable.
See what the rare $35,000 quarter looks like! Here’s the scoop on the rare 1970 quarter, plus info on other rare quarters you can find in pocket change and what they’re worth.
The best Mother’s Day gifts aren’t the things you BUY… they’re the things you DO with your mom to make her feel special. Skip the boring Mother’s Day brunch this year, and try one of these offbeat Mother’s Day gift ideas — that you and your mom can enjoy together!
Whether you’re a teacher, homeschooling mom, or just an avid crafter, the Cricut machine is a tool that you will use over and over again. I use mine for papercrafting. Here’s my review of the Cricut Expression compared to the Original Cricut machine.
Want to know how to make an envelope for a card? Here are my step by step instructions for making envelopes that will match your handmade cards. See how to make an envelope step by step!
Some 1970 pennies are valuable. Here’s why they’re worth so much, especially the 1970-S penny! See the 1970 penny value today, including the 1970-D penny as well.
Have some 1959 pennies and want to see what they’re worth? Here’s the current 1959 penny value, how many were made, and why you should keep these old pennies!
Have a 1941 penny and want to find out more about it? We’ve got all the info about 1941 pennies, including how many were made and their values, right here!
Have you found a 2009 penny with a special design on the tails side? Wondering what the 2009 penny value is today? Here’s everything you want to know about the 2009 Lincoln penny, what it’s worth, and some 2009 Lincoln penny errors to look for.
Have any 1931 pennies? Looking for the 1931 penny value? See what your 1931 pennies are worth, how many were made, and why the 1931-S penny is so valuable.
Wondering what the Walking Liberty half dollar value is today? See what these silver half dollars worth. Learn if any of them are rare. Plus some tips for collecting these so-called Walker halves or Walking halves. Everything you want to know about Walking Liberty half dollar coins!
Want to know about the 2017 penny value? Do you know why some 2017 pennies have an unusual P mintmark from the Philadelphia Mint? Here’s the reason why… and what the 2017 penny is worth if you have one.
The 1982 penny symbolizes when the U.S. Mint stopped making copper pennies and started making copper-plated zinc pennies. Here are the 7 types of 1982 pennies you can collect — and what they’re worth.
See the 1944 penny value. Do you have a 1944 penny silver in color? Find out here if it’s worth just a few cents, or if you’ve got a rare 1944 steel penny worth $100,000!
The U.S. Mint Philadelphia is one of 4 U.S. Mint facilities. The Philadelphia Mint offers a self-guided tour of its facility, for a behind-the-scenes look at how coins are made. You can also take a virtual U.S. Mint Philadelphia tour online!
Follow my step-by-step instructions to make your own lucky cards this year. Celebrate your special friends with these handmade St Patricks Day cards – because nothing says ‘lucky’ quite like a 4-leaf clover and a ladybug!
Have a 1943 penny? Want to see if you’ve hit the big bucks? Here’s how to tell common 1943 pennies from the rare ones. Plus info on what they’re worth.
Coming up with a great gift for the guy in your life is always difficult. Whether you’re looking for a gift for Valentine’s Day, his Birthday, or ANY other special occasion… here are 8 smart choices that most guys would appreciate.
Have a 1922 penny? Curious what it’s worth? Here’s everything you want to know about 1922 pennies, including the rare & valuable 1922 plain penny and how to tell if you have one.