New to Collecting?

Congratulations on your new interest in coin and paper money collecting!

Welcome to the hobby that lets you hold history right in your hands! Through coin and paper money collecting, you can explore our country and the world, recall dramatic events and prominent leaders of the past, and own genuine artifacts 100, 200 or even 2,000 years old! On this page, you'll find everything you need to get started in this exciting and rewarding hobby.

Just getting started? Watch our top 5 collecting tips!

Beginners' Guides

To make collecting even easier, we've created guides for the most common types of collections. Covering everything from the designs and history of the coins to the key dates you'll need and what storage options are available, these are great resources for beginning a collection. Take a look!

U.S. Women Quarters

Celebrate the contributions of notable American women whose achievements helped shape our nation.

U.S. Innovation Dollars

Honors an innovation or innovator from each of the 50 states, the District of Columbia and the 5 U.S. territories.

National Park Quarters

This popular series features America's favorite national parks & historic sites.

Presidential Dollars

Honoring presidents in order of service and now struck in limited numbers for collectors.

Statehood Quarters

With 5 different designs each year, the Statehood quarters were one of America's most popular coin series ever!

Silver American Eagles

The world's most popular 1 oz. silver coin struck in 99.9% pure silver is the Silver American Eagle.

$1 Federal Reserve Notes

America's most widely-issued currency type – and the only paper money issued today!

Lincoln Head Cents

America's longest-running coin series also makes one of the most popular starter collections!

Morgan Silver Dollars

Big, bold and 90% silver – it's easy to see why so many people love collecting Morgan dollars!

Essentials & Starters

Discover collecting fun with the Amazing Lincoln Cent!

Now you can get started collecting this popular series, or help out a new coin enthusiast with our FREE coin collecting card and lesson plan.

Ideas for Young Collectors

Kids love collecting too – here, you'll find great ideas for your favorite young collectors.

Supplies for Your First Collection

Keep your collection organized from the start, with custom albums and folders, coin holders, magnifiers and more!

Books to Help You Get Started

Discover more about the hobby with these collector-approved guides and books!