1941 Nickel: 4 Ways to Determine Its Value

Image source: FlickrWhat to Look for In a 1941 Nickel​ The 1941 nickel is the last pre-war nickel produced that had the 25% nickel, 75% copper composition. Starting in 1942, the United States Mint started striking five-cent coins of different composition: a combination of copper, silver and manganese. The reason for the change in the five cent’s composition … Read more

1939 Nickel: What to Look For On This Popular Coin

Image source: PixabayAll About the 1939 Nickel of the Jefferson Nickel SeriesThe 1939 nickel belongs to the Jefferson Nickel Series, which has been in circulation since 1938. It is considered the longest-running series among the four nickel series, namely: Shield, Liberty Head, Buffalo and the Jefferson Nickel series. The Jefferson series has some valuable and collectible coins … Read more

1942 Nickel: America’s Wartime Choices Make for a Valuable Item

Image source: Wikimedia Commons1942 Nickel – The Wartime NickelCoins are one of many everyday things that are most taken for granted. Have you seen dollar bills under couch cushions, shelf tops, under carpets and car mats? Rarely, if ever. That is because coins are small and we tend to lose small things as we go along … Read more

1969 D Penny: 9 Things to Know for Grading this Coin

All About the 1969 D Penny Image source: Wikimedia Commons A total of 4,002,832,200 D pennies were minted in 1969. These coins were made in the world’s single largest coin producer, which is the Denver Colorado Mint. Weighing 3.11 grams, the 1969 D penny is made of 95% copper and 5% tin and zinc. Each penny has a … Read more

1957 D Wheat Penny: 3 Things to Know About It

Image source: Wikimedia CommonsThe Value of the 1957 D Wheat PennyIn 1957, a total of 1,051,342,000 1957 D wheat pennies were minted at the Denver Colorado Mint. The data were solely based on the total number of 1957 D pennies poured into circulation, which means it does not include coins that had been destroyed, melted, and … Read more

Best Places to Find Old Coins: 5 Great Locations

5 of the Best Places to Find Old Coins and How to Easily Find OneThere are many people who enjoy collecting old coins. They are in fact racing to find older coins that have long been out of circulation. Aside from that, it’s a satisfying feeling, the value of these coins also increase over time. If … Read more

1943 S Steel Penny: An Unpopular Coin Gets New Life from Collectors

Image source: Wikimedia CommonsThe Real Value of a 1943 S Steel PennyBeginning your own coin collection is a great hobby. But with the abundant and diverse coins that used to be and are still in circulation, which kind of coin should you start with? Among the great coins for beginners and seasoned numismatists alike is the … Read more

1953 Penny–A Popular Get for Beginning Numismatists

1953 Penny – The Real DealStarting your very own penny collection makes for an engaging hobby. With the large database of pennies in the United States, you might be wondering where and how to start. Beginners and experienced coin collectors alike love collecting different editions of Lincoln pennies. Other editions cost more than some due to … Read more

1944 Wheat Penny: Things to Consider in Valuation

Image source: Wikimedia Commons1944 Wheat Penny: The Copper Returned, but Did It Affect Its Worth?Launching your personal coin collection can be pleasurable, engaging and educational. But with the wide array of coins in the United States, you’ll be overwhelmed with where to begin.  Pennies are a great way to kick start collecting coins for beginners … Read more

1982 Penny Error: How to Assess the Value of This Famous Coin

Image source: Wikimedia CommonsEverything You Need to Know About the 1982 Penny ErrorThe Lincoln Memorial has dignified the “tails” side of the nation’s Lincoln penny for almost 50 years now, and it is a popular design that has been familiar to every American. In 2009, the United States Mint commenced an exceptional, one-year program showcasing the … Read more