Old U.S. pennies may carry a value anywhere between a couple cents to over $1,000, depending primarily on the date, condition and mintmark of the coin. In general, coins with earlier dates are worth more money than those with later dates.
Pennies minted in Denver, Carson City and New Orleans are generally worth more than those minted in San Francisco and Philadelphia.
Old pennies are divided into groups based on their design, with American large pennies minted from 1793 to 1857, Flying Eagle pennies minted between 1856 to 1858, Indian cent pennies minted from 1859 to 1909 and Lincoln wheat pennies minted from 1909 to 1958.Learn More
Centavo coins are currencies used in many countries that have Spanish as the official language, including Mexico, Guatemala and Ecuador. These coins usually have identical size and value to the U.S. cent. They are available in one, five, 10, 25 and 50 centavo denominations.Full Answer >
As of September 2014, an Argentina 10 centavos coin from 1955 is worth between 8 and 19 cents. In April 2014, the coin was worth about 61 cents.Full Answer >
A person who collects coins, banknotes or medals can be called a "numismatist" or, less commonly, a "numismatologist." The word is more accurately used to refer to people who formally study currency, whether or not they actually collect it.Full Answer >
According to The Richest, the rarest coin is considered to be the 1849 Double-sided Eagle. It was originally created by the United States Mint, in Philadelphia in 1849, right at the start of the California gold rush. Its value is estimated to be around $20 million dollars, as of 2014.Full Answer >