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U.S. Coin Collecting - Learn About U.S. Coin Values, History and How To Collect

U.S. coin collecting is more popular than ever since the state quarters series began. The U.S. Mint is always issuing new commemorative coins and sets. There is a remarkable variety of U.S. coin types in everyday pocket change, with more than 38 different State Quarter types in circulation. Learn all about collecting U.S. coins.
  1. Collector's Guide to U.S. Half Cents (1793-1857) (14)
  2. U.S. Small Cents (1856 - Date) (27)
  3. U.S. Nickels - Five Cent (1866-Date) (11)
  4. U.S. Quarters (38)
  5. U.S. Half Dollars (22)
  6. U.S. One Dollar Coins (49)
  7. U.S. Gold Coins (1795 - 1933) (5)
  8. Frequently Asked Questions About Coins (20)

2013 5-Star Generals Profile Collection
2013 5-Star Generals Profile Collection

U.S. Mint Introduces New Laser Frosting for Proof Coins
The United States Mint has employed a new technology to create different finishes on their proof coins. This technique that enhances the design and overall eye appeal of the coin is detailed in this article.

U.S. Coins Photo Identification Chart
Identify your old coins with this U.S. Coins Photo Identification Chart. Simply match your coin to the photo image, and then follow the links to get coin values, key dates, or more information about that U.S. coin type.

Most Valuable U.S. Coins Found in Pocket Change
Most people don't realize that there are a number of fairly valuable U.S. error coins and die varieties in circulation today. The reason these coins are overlooked by people is that they have small distinguishing characteristics, such as a modest doubling of the coin image, or minute differences in the size or spacing of the letters in the legends. Learn which of your pocket change coins is worth a large premium over face value, and why.

How to Describe Your U.S. Coins to Other Collectors
Learn how to describe your coins to other collectors and dealers with our step-by-step photo-based tutorial. Like most other hobbies, coin collecting has its own lingo, so make sure you're not left in the dark when someone talks about the upset rim or the cameo on a coin.

Cherrypickers' Stories
Finding an overlooked rarity in a coin dealer's stock is called "cherrypicking." The rarity could be anything from a $3,000 1893-S Morgan Dollar found in a batch of $7 junk silver to a rare die variety on a high-priced Large Cent. Read about the lucky scores that come collectors have made, and share your own lucky scores, too.

The 2008 ANA World's Fair of Money in Baltimore
The 2008 ANA World's Fair of Money was held in Baltimore this year. This is a photo gallery of the interesting people, displays, and events that make the annual summer ANA coin show the best numismatic event of the year.

U.S. Mint Collectors Forum in Arizona
This is a transcript, in Q&A format, of the public Coin Collectors Forum held by U.S. Mint Director Ed Moy at the Carnegie Center in Phoenix, Arizona. Moy talks about the upcoming Ultra-High Relief Saint-Gaudens coin, why the U.S. Mint is 16 times more efficient than the Tokyo Mint, and numerous other questions from the forum's attendees.

The 2008 Silver Eagle Transitional Variety
The 2008 Silver Eagle has a redesigned hub, or master die, that uses a slightly different lettering font style and arrangement of stars on the reverse. This article shows you how to tell whether your 2008 Silver Eagle is one of these rare transitional variety coins.

The Lincoln Commemorative Dollar Coin
The Abraham Lincoln Commemorative Dollar is a silver dollar coin being issued by the U.S. Mint in 2009. Learn why this Lincoln coin was issued, who the profits from the sales benefit, what the Lincoln Commemorative coin is all about, and whether this coin is a good buy or not.

Top 10 Coins Web Sites
This list is a mix of the best on the Web when it comes to coins and coin collecting. I tried to select the best site from each of several categories (such as coin forum discussion sites, coin news, coin blogs, price guides, etc.,) plus I tell you why I think these coin-related sites are worth your time to check them out. In a way, they could...

Presidential Dollars - Learn About the Presidential Dollars Program
The Presidential Dollars program is similar to the State Quarters program in that new coins will be issued several time per year for the next decade and a half or so. The Presidential Dollars have raised a lot of questions about edge lettering errors, the location of In God We Trust, and other details. Get the facts in this article.

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