Curious how to spot rare US coins? It’s a little simpler than you may think — but you have to know what you’re looking for…
The 1913 Liberty nickel is one of the rarest coins.
In fact, 1 of the 5 known 1913 Liberty nickels just sold at auction for a whopping $3.7 million!
While the 1913 Liberty nickel may not wind up in your hands anytime soon, there are several types of rare United States coins you’ll want to be looking for:
- 1909-S VDB Lincoln cent
- 1914-D Lincoln cent
- 1922 Plain Lincoln cent
- 1955 Doubled-Die Lincoln cent
- 1937-D 3-Legged Buffalo nickel
- 1916-D Mercury dime
- 1916 Standing Liberty Quarter
- Many types of modern error coins
And these are just a few of the rare US coins that you may find either in pocket change or in estates.
Rare US coins are hard to find, but here are a few tips that may make your search a little easier:
- Check in rolls of coins from your bank.
- See if there are any old coins in your attic or basement storage.
- Peruse estate sales — they are great places for buying old & rare US coins.
- Always check your change for old, rare US coins!
- Use a metal detector! That’s how one person found a rare 1652 Massachusetts sixpence coin worth more than $400,000 in a potato field.