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

1929 Penny: What to Look for To Find the Value of this Coin

Image source: Wikimedia CommonsA Bird’s Eye View of the 1929 PennyDid you know that in 1929 approximately 185,262,000 pennies were minted? They were referred to as the 1929 pennies or the Lincoln Wheat Penny coins. The 1929 penny was called a “Wheat Penny” because it had bars of wheat with the words “one cent” stamped at … Read more

Best Magnifying Glass for Coins: 5 Outstanding Prospects

Image source: Wikimedia CommonsBest Magnifying Glass for Coins for 2016Coin collecting is no easy task. It requires great talent, as well as a good eye for spotting specific details that will verify the value of a coin. Unfortunately, most of these defining details that will help you pinpoint which coin to buy are not easily seen … Read more

The Best Way to Clean Pennies: 5 Ways to Clean them if You Must

Image courtesy: PixabayThe Best Way to Clean Pennies… Or Not.Being a penny collector is not just about finding rare collectible pennies but also maintaining them. Coin cleaning is a significant part of coin collecting because this keeps your coins in pristine condition. It also prolongs the life span of your coins and makes it a sight … Read more

Ultimate Guide to Rare Collectible Pennies

Prized Pennies and their Real ValueWith United States of America’s continuously growing directory of valuable coins, collecting pennies became an alluring and pleasurable pastime. The majority of modern penny collectors begin as children, some get their first collection as hand-me-downs from parents or grandparents, and learn the delight of collecting at a very young age. Some … Read more

How to Make a Penny Stove: 6 Steps to Your Own Camp Cooker

Image courtesy: Wikimedia CommonsCampers are very familiar with penny stoves as they come in handy for boiling water and cooking simple meals while in camp sites. A penny stove is an excellent, light and cheap replacement for other portable and expensive kerosene stoves. It is sometimes called a Pepsi/soda/beer can stove, a pocket size camp stove … Read more

How to Melt Copper: Tips for Doing It Yourself

Image courtesy: pixabayCopper is one stubborn metal that has a high melting point reaching up to 1,085°C. The conventional way of melting copper is through the use of large-scale equipment for mass producing great quantities of copper, such as induction furnaces and foundries.  However, with the widespread availability and practicality of copper a new, smaller-scale technique … Read more