Wednesday, May 28, 2014

List of US rare coins in your pocket

Do you know that you might find some rare and valuable US coins in your pocket or change jar? It will be a little bit hard to look for the valuable coins when you don't have anything to guide you. In this article you can find a list of US rare coins that you might find in your pocket. Learn which of your pocket change coins is worth a large premium over their face value.

US rare coins

You can use this list while you're doing coin roll hunting or just when you get home and have some spare time to check your coins.

1908 or earlier
1909-1958 Wheat pennies ( especially errors coins)
1960,1970S small date
1960 Large date over small date
1960D D over D small over large date
1969D no initials
1969S, 1971, 1971S, 1972, 1983, 1995 Double Die
1984 Double Ear
1992, 1992D, 1998S, 1999S Close AM
1996, 1998, 1999, 2000 Wide AM

1937 or earlier
1939 Doubled Monticello
1942-1945 War nickels
1943 3 over 2
1949D, 1955 D over S 1950D
1954S S over D
1994P, 1997P Matte proof
2004 and 2005 varieties (Peace Medal, Keelboat, American Bison, Ocean in View)

1945 or earlier
1946-1964 Silver coinage
1982 No mint mark

1930 or earlier (nothing during 1931) Silver coinage
1932-1964 Also silver coinage
1937, 1942D, 1943, 1943S Double Die
1950D D over S
1950S S over D
Wisconsin Quarter extra leaf
Turned Die State Quarter

Half Dollars
1970 and earlier
1974D Double Die
1987 (both P and D)

After you find them, you can keep the coins or you can try sell them. There are many coin shops almost everywhere, check the coin price online before you sell them to make sure you get the best price for your find. You can learn how you can sell your coins in my article: How & Where to Sell Coins.

You can Google the coins name for their pictures.

Some coins like wheat pennies or buffalo nickels will worth a couple of times their face value in the future due to their disappearance from circulation. You can also start to collect them, especially a high grade coins.

I hope this list will help your treasure hunting, please share them with your friends so they too can do their own treasure hunting.