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6 Reasons to Start Collecting Coins

Coins were first used in the Iron Age kingdom of Lydia well over two thousand years ago. Although it is not documented, you can rest ass...

Why Your Dirty Coins Might Actually Be Worth More

People who are new to coin collecting assume that a clean and shiny coin is worth more than a dirty and dull coin. In some respects, thi...

What You Need to Know About Bicentennial Quarters

The 1970s were a tumultuous time in the history of the United States. Many of the causes and cultural changes that began in the 1960s carrie...

Are Gold-Plated Quarters Worth Anything?

You may have seen the advertisements in popular magazines or late-night info commercials pushing "gold" 50 State Quarters®. They may have ha...

How to Detect Counterfeit Coins

The art and deception of counterfeiting coins have been around since ancient artisans first minted coins in 600BC. Originally, people co...

How Much Do My Coins Weigh?

The weight of any coin depends upon three factors: diameter, thickness, and material composition. As such, coins being made out of different...

U.S. Three Cent Nickel Prices and Values

America's three-cent coin is a curiosity of history and government. Sen. Daniel Stevens Dickinson (D-NY) proposed a bill to lower the postal...

How Much Is My Penny Worth?

Although many factors determine the value of a coin, you can quickly determine the value of your penny by knowing the date, mint mark, a...

The Best Places to Buy Coins

The best place to buy coins depends upon what coins you collect and how you collect them. Some people started collecting coins by findin...

6 Reasons to Start Collecting Coins

Coins were first used in the Iron Age kingdom of Lydia well over two thousand years ago. Although it is not documented, you can rest ass...