Everything You Need to Know About the 1943 Copper Penny

By Bullion Shark LLC ......   As collectors of U.S. coins are well aware, in 1943 during World War II, the United States Mint struck zinc-coated...

1943 Steel Penny and Copper Pennies: History, Values and a Rare Variety

By Bullion Shark LLC ......   The year 1943 found the United States getting more deeply involved in World War II with overseas deployments. At home,...

The 1960 Small Date Cent: The Coin That Kicked off a Collecting Frenzy

By David W. Lange for CoinWeek .....   There are a handful of events that have brought the hobby of collecting coins front and center in...

United States 1974 Lincoln Cent

Description 1974 was an interesting year in the annals of numismatic history. The country was putting the finishing touches on its planned Bicentennial celebrations. The...

1969-S DDO Penny Sold to Honest Coin Dealer for 5 Cents Expected to Realize...

Over the past 50 years, an individual from San Francisco accumulated thousands of Lincoln cents from change, friends, and by searching rolls. He never...
Understanding Lincoln Wheat Cents: Issues Worth $1 or Less

Understanding Lincoln Wheat Cents: Issues Worth $1 or Less

By Chris Bulfinch for CoinWeek .....   Lincoln Wheat cents turn up in pocket change, the effects of loved ones, and in rolls of cents tucked...

CoinWeek Debunks: Five Valuable Coins You WON’T Find Under Your Couch Cushion

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for CoinWeek .....   We hear about many rare coins in the media that are worth big bucks, inspiring some of us to...
United States 1918 (P) Lincoln Cent

United States 1918 (P) Lincoln Cent

Description Lincoln cents were in short supply as the United States entered its second year of war in Europe. Increased wartime economic activity drove up...

The 1909-S VDB Lincoln Cent: A Popular Yet Controversial Coin

By Blanchard & Company ......   It was 1905. American coins had been sporting the same designs for over 50 years, and President Roosevelt decided that...

Choice Uncirculated Rolls of Early Lincoln Cents Beginning to Stir

By Dr. Richard S. Appel - UniqueRareCoins.com ......   The 1963-64 period witnessed a price explosion for uncirculated rolls of U.S. coins that has yet to...

United States 1928-S Lincoln Cent

Description The Lincoln cent is the United States' longest-serving coin. Its 1909 debut marked the centennial of the birth of Abraham Lincoln and its elegant...

A Guide to Collecting the Indian Head Penny: Bullion Shark

By Bullion Shark LLC ......   For generations of collectors, Indian Head pennies (issued for 50 years from 1859 to 1909), have been one of the...

Coin Profile: United States 1911-D Lincoln Cent

Lincoln Cent Description The Lincoln cent is the United States’ longest-serving coin. Its 1909 debut marked the centennial of the birth of Abraham Lincoln, and its elegant sculptural design...
Dave & Adam's Submits Rare 1943 Bronze Cent to NGC for Certification

Dave & Adam’s Submits Rare 1943 Bronze Cent to NGC for Certification

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) has certified one of the finest examples of the famed 1943 Bronze Cent, an elusive mint error highly prized by...

CoinWeek IQ – The Oddities of Indian Head Cents

By Lianna Spurrier for CoinWeek .....   We all know that there are countless varieties of large cents, meticulously cataloged and collected. Early silver coinage and...

Early US Coins: Only $361.03 Worth of Chain Cents Were Ever Produced

By Blanchard & Company ......   It's big, beautiful and very rare. It's also controversial and was only minted for one year, which increases the rarity value...

Pair of Famous Bronze Cent Mint Errors Brought Together Under One Owner

The 1943 Donald Lutes bronze cent, at left above, and the 1943-S Kenneth S. Wing bronze cent. The ultra-rare NGC-certified Lutes and Wing 1943 Bronze...

Counterfeit Coin Detection – Altered Date 1856 Flying Eagle Cent

Genuine 1856 Flying Eagle Cent The Flying Eagle Cent By Max Spiegel – Numismatic Guaranty Corporation ......   The 1856 Flying Eagle cent is an important and...

Are “Unsearched” Penny Rolls Worth Buying?

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for CoinWeek.com ......   I recently had the guts to spend more than $100 in buying unsearched rolls of old one-cent coins on...

Mike Byers Mint Error News – Mated Pair of 1974-S Lincoln Cents Struck by...

By Mike Byers for Mint Error News ......   Although there are U.S. coins that are two-headed (struck by two obverse dies), two-tailed (struck by two...

Counterfeit Coin Detection – Altered 1856 Flying Eagle Cent

Altered Date 1856 Flying Eagle Cent   1856 Flying Eagle cents. By Numismatic Guaranty Corporation ......   Date alterations are the most common type of counterfeit seen By 1856...

United States 1976 Lincoln Cent

Description: 1976 was an important year in American Numismatics. The Bicentennial quarter, half dollar and dollar had been released, featuring Jack Ahr's drummer, Seth Huntington's...

America’s First “Penny”: The 1793 AMERI. Flowing Hair Cent

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for PCGS ......   After the founding of the United States in 1776, a variety of privately issued coins, medals, and tokens served...

Struck Counterfeit Coins: Another “All in the Family” Half Cent – 1835/1826

By Jack D. Young, Early American Coppers (EAC) ......   Continuing the theme from my previous CoinWeek article on the “family” of 1804 “C-6” struck counterfeits...

1955 DDO Lincoln Cent Sells for $124k at GreatCollections.com

By CoinWeek ....   On Sunday, March 1, bidding ended on GreatCollections.com for this 1955 Doubled Die Obverse Lincoln cent, graded MS-65+ RD by PCGS and...

Heritage Auctions – Seldom Seen Selections: A Superb 1909-S VDB Cent

The Iconic 1909-S VDB Lincoln Cent The debut of the Lincoln cent was highly anticipated, by coin collectors and the general public alike. As the...

Matte Proof 1910 Lincoln Cent at GreatCollections Much Scarcer Than Commonly Understood

By CoinWeek ....   On Sunday, April 5, bidding ends on GreatCollections.com for this 1910 Lincoln Proof cent, graded PR-67 RD by PCGS and approved by...

United States 1968-D Lincoln Cent

Description In the lead-up to the passage of the Coinage Act of 1965, speculators and coin collectors drew the ire of the Mint, the Treasury,...

Counterfeit Coins Detection: Check the Mintmark on the 1914-S Lincoln Cent

Counterfeit 1914-S Lincoln Cent   By Max Spiegel, Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) ......   NGC graders identified a recently submitted fake 1914-S cent as a slightly above-average copy...

Victor David Brenner & His Lincoln Cent

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for PCGS ......   Lincoln cent collectors new and seasoned alike know the three ubiquitous letters of their specialty. These are the letters “VDB”,...