10 Rarest Old Coins Found by Metal Detecting

Apr 02, 2024

A rare gold coin from the year 2000 depicting the Library of Congress, with only a few specimens known to exist.

10. 2000-W Library of Congress $10

One of the most sought-after coins in American numismatics, this silver dollar from 1794 has a unique design and is extremely valuable.

9. 1794 Flowing Hair Dollar

With only five known specimens in existence, this coin is a true rarity. It was produced under mysterious circumstances and is highly coveted by collectors.

8. 1913 Liberty Nickel

An exceptional gold coin from the early 19th century, the 1815 Capped Head Half Eagle is a true gem for any collector.

7. 1815 Capped Head Half Eagle

This early American gold coin is one of the rarest and most valuable coins in existence, with only a handful known to exist.

6. 1787 Brasher Doubloon

Considered one of the first experimental United States coins, the 1792 Birch Cent is a highly sought-after piece of American history.

5. 1792 Birch Cent

A masterpiece of American numismatics, the 1907 Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle is valued for its exquisite design and rarity.

4. 1907 Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle

A silver dollar from the 19th century, the 1870-S Seated Liberty Dollar is a highly valuable coin with a fascinating history.

3. 1870-S Seated Liberty Dollar

One of the most famous error coins in U.S. history, the 1943 Copper Penny is exceptionally rare and can fetch high prices at auctions.

2. 1943 Copper Penny

Considered the holy grail of U.S. coins, the 1933 Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle is a legendary rarity that has captured the imaginations of collectors worldwide.

1. 1933 Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle