SOME coins are much rarer than you think.
Recently, a one-of-a-kind 1942/41 Mercury Dime was sold online on eBay for just over $1,700.
Although the dime has no mint mark, it was minted in Philadelphia, where the amount minted is unknown.
This particular cent has what is known as an over-date error.
This error shows an altered date on a coin that still shows traces of the original date.
According to the USA Coin Book, this tends to be one of the most recognizable and noticeable flaws on all US coins.
The coin was engraved by Adolph A. Weinman, who was inspired by a woman named Elsie Kachel Stevens.
The dime features Mrs Stevens’ highly detailed face on the front, while the reverse has a fasces symbolizing unity and strength and an olive branch symbolizing peace.
The coin was made from 1916 to 1945 when the design was changed after World War II to honor President Roosevelt.
The value of overdue coins
The value of those dimes is in their mistake.
USA Coin Book revealed that the Philadelphia Mint’s error is much more glaring than the Denver Mint’s same error.
Collectors can see the 1942 date over a 1941 date.
The “1” underneath is to the left of the “2”.
Also, part of the doubled “4” is at the bottom of the “4”.
These dimes can be worth a pretty penny.
The website estimates the 1942 Mercury Dime with the 42 over 41 is worth $508 if found in average condition.
However, if you have one in mint condition, these can start at $2,814 but reach $17,056 or more.
How to recognize valuable coins
Make sure you check your loose change for rare pennies, nickels, dimes and others as many of these coins could sell for thousands.
Typically, the most valuable coins are those with a low mintage or flaw, as this makes them rare.
A great site to check if your coins are worth anything is eBay.
All you have to do is search the full coin name, select the “sold” list, and then toggle the search to “highest value”.
If your coins are rare and valuable, you can sell them on eBay or visit a specialized site like Coinappraiser or USA Coin Book.
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https://www.the-sun.com/money/5963931/rare-dime-sells-overdate-error-worth-thousands/ Rare dimes are selling for $1,700 online — the exact overdate bug you need to look for to see if you’re worth in the thousands