Rare Coins You Can Find In Pocket Change – A List Of Valuable Coins To Look For!


Hi. This is Josh with The Fun Times Guide
and I want to talk a bit about looking for rare coins in pocket change. A lot of
folks (myself included) love finding old and valuable coins in pocket change — in
our pockets, and purses, and change jars, and piggy banks, and under the couch
cushions, and all those places. Actually, a lot of folks do make some
very good finds that way. A lot of times, we don’t know what we
have in our change jars until we dump them out and see what’s in there. As
you can see here, I’ve got a pile of all kinds of coins really. I’ve got quarters
and nickels and dimes and one-cent coins or pennies. I’ve got some Golden Dollars
— dollar coins that are only worth face value if worn. Some half dollars also —
which again, if they’re made after 1970 and are worn are worth only face value.
Despite the fact you don’t find them every day in circulation anymore, they’re not
really worth anything over face value if they’re worn and made after 1970. But you can find some neat coins as we’ve got here… some old pre-1965 silver dimes which are worth multiple times over face value. We’ve got here a Winged Liberty Head Mercury
dime. And some silver Roosevelt dimes right here — which, made before 1965,
contain a 90% silver composition. I made some old Jefferson nickel
finds and some wheat cents and such. But a lot of folks want to know what are the really, really rare coins. I mean these are worth… the dimes are worth maybe a
couple bucks a pop right now. The wheat cents 5 to 15 cents a pop. The pre-1965
Jefferson nickels worth between 8 and 10 cents if worn, in most cases. But
what are the really, really rare coins out there? And how do you find them? Well, there are a few pieces that you do want to keep an eye out for. They include the
1909-S VDB Lincoln cent, the 1914-D Lincoln cent. The 1922 plain Lincoln cent that has no mintmark visible on the obverse (or heads) side of the coin. The 1916-Denver Mercury dime, which is a very rare coin worth about a
1,000 bucks and up. The 1916 Standing Liberty quarter. And then, you want to look for error coins — you know coins that are double stamped, or that have the
edges clipped off due to minting errors. Coins that are off-center or have off-center strikes. You can find these coins looking through rolls of
coins — as I’ve done in the past. Looking through estate sales — where people are
selling coin collections. One thing I love to do is use a metal detector
looking for coins. Now, you’ve got to be careful where you use that detector —
because you can’t just walk io any property and scan the ground. You’ve got
to make sure you have permission to use a metal detector wherever you’re looking
that’s not on your own private property. But, there are finds that you can make looking for coins with metal detectors. One couple in California found a hoard of
gold coins on their own property — in part through the use of metal detecting. So there’s
definitely some great rare coins out there to be found. You just have to know how to
find them and what to look for. This is Josh with The Fun Times Guide. I urge you to check out our website where I’ve got TONS of articles on there on rare coins and how
to find them and what they’re worth. I hope that you make some great find
yourself. Wishing you happy collecting!

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