Six Rare Dimes and Ancient Bicentennial Quarter Worth $23 Million Dollars Each Are Still in Circulation

Rare coins in circulation fascinate numismatists. Few realise that six rare dimes and one ancient bicentennial quarter valued $23 million are secretly circulating in pocket change. Explore hidden numismatic wealth in this listicle.  

The 1916 Denver Mint Mercury Dime is a numismatic jewel. The front of this limited-edition dime has a winged Liberty head and the reverse a fasces. Few remain, making it a rare discovery in change.  

1. The 1916-D Mercury Dime

Die over-punching the previous year's date produced the 1942/1 Mercury Dime overdate. Although hardly perceptible, this flaw makes the coin rarer and more valuable. With few in circulation, finding one is like finding treasure.  

2. The 1942/1 Mercury Dime

The 1894 San Francisco Barber Dime is rare due to its limited mintage. Due to its limited production, the 1894-S edition highly prized. Finding this dime in your change is like finding a valuable piece of history.  

3. The 1894-S Barber Dime

The 1796 Draped Bust Dime, one of the first US dimes, is a numismatic gem. This dime, from the early days of coinage, has a delicate Liberty on the front and a little eagle on the reverse.  

4. The 1796 Draped Bust Dime

Due to its limited mintage, coin collectors value the 1822 Capped Bust Dime. A Phrygian cap on the front and a heraldic eagle on the back make it appealing. Find one in circulation would be miraculous.  

5. The 1822 Capped Bust Dime

Seated Liberty Dimes were scarce at the Carson City Mint in 1874, making the 1874-CC edition desirable. American West pioneers are honoured on this dime's Seated Liberty obverse and wreath reverse.  

6. The 1874-CC Seated Liberty Dime

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