One of the great things about metal detecting is that authentic rare coins are scored all the time. We have a chance to dig a very rare and valuable coin every time we detect. Here are some of the most sought after coins that are found from time to time by detectorists. The estimated values shown are for reference only, and were gathered on eBay for coins in Good to Very Fine condition – conditions that are typically dug.
I’ve found 8-10 1916 Mercury Dimes over the years, and I always excitedly flip them over to look for the Denver “D” mint mark at the base of the torch on the reverse. I haven’t found one yet. These are found detecting from time to time, and are the most coveted dime in the series to collectors.