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One piece of change can be exchanged for a lump sum of money if you know what you're doing. Two of the same 1999 Eagles were worth significantly different values based on their conditions. The MS 69 went for $150, but the MS 70 could have sold for around $20,000, according to Numismatic Guaranty Co. Such minor details can be hard to spot but worth the effort. Here are some...more
If you're a coin collector, you're likely aware that the 2013 batch of Presidential $1 coins featured William McKinley, Teddy Roosevelt, William Howard Taft and Woodrow Wilson. If you're not, you may have noticed gold presidential coins as change from some vending machines.Following soon after are the less popular but more valuable First Spouse coins....more
A penny saved may be a penny earned, but if you're lucky you can earn a jackpot by holding onto your pennies and other coins. Since you can sell some coins for more than their worth in circulation, with a little bit of know-how and attention, you could find yourself with more cash than you thought.When inspecting coins there are a few important things to look out for,...more
Collecting coins is a rewarding and potentially profitable hobby that many enjoy. However, certain methods of coin care can be destructive to your collection. Try using these tips to keep your coins in good shape and good value.Cleaning coins Often times using strong cleaners on coins will actually damage them, notes Gainesville Coins. If your coin has never been circulated...more
Have you ever wondered about how certain coins in your wallet have come to exist? Take a few moments to consider how often you reach for a quarter, whether it's to pay for a cup of coffee or feed a parking meter. Chances are, that coin has been around the block more than once. In fact, quarters have been in circulation since silver was used to create them in 1796,...more
With so many rare and collectable coins still in circulation, it can be easy not to notice when a truly remarkable rarity crosses your palm. Certain rare coins can be hard to spot simply because they look so much like the ones in common circulation today, or because the small flaws that give them their value are incredibly minute and hard to spot. While circulated coins...more
When you see a penny on the ground, you may pick it up for good luck, but do you know why? These days, when you get a penny back at a convenience store, you probably just place it in the "Leave a penny, take a penny" tin and never think about it again. However, you should know that this coin has a rich history - one that may deserve a second look. In honor...more
If you have a coin collection, it's likely it includes American memorial coins or international currency gathered from family trips or found in antique shops. But do you have any coins that are over a couple hundred years old?Metal coins were introduced around 5,000 B.C.E., according to Inventors, and since then have been used throughout much of history. In short, you're...more
There has been an influx of interest in modern Chinese coins since around 2004. Since then, demand has continued to increase, and it only takes one look at these pieces to see why! According to Numismaster.com, Chinese coins are elegantly designed and tend to be produced in relatively low numbers, making them valued collectors' items from day one. With such a large population...more
In 2007, the U.S. Mint introduced a new series of dollar coins featuring U.S. presidents. The coins are scheduled to be featured in the order in which the presidents served. Each coin features the Statue of Liberty on the back and a large portrait of the president on the front. The year of minting, the mint mark and the phrase "E PLURIBUS UNUM" are inscribed on the edge of the...more