10 American Coins That Were Once Worth Thousands but Are Now Worth Nothing

The ‘Boomtown’ Silver Dollar Produced in the early 1900s during the Silver Rush, this coin was highly sought-after due to its limited minting. 

1970s Bicentennial Quarters To commemorate America’s bicentennial, the U.S. minted special quarters in the mid-70s. Initially hoarded by collectors, they were so commonly saved that their value plummeted.

‘Gold Rush’ Tokens In the 1800s, private mints produced tokens that could be exchanged for goods during the Gold Rush. 

The Liberty ‘No Cents’ Nickel In its first design iteration, the Liberty Nickel did not feature the word “cents,” causing some folks to gold-plate them and pass them off as $5 gold coins.

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The design was quickly changed, but the original version, after a brief period of popularity, dropped in demand and value.

1999 Delaware State Quarter When the U.S. began issuing state-specific quarters, the initial runs, like Delaware’s, were hoarded. As the novelty wore off, their value declined, making them essentially face-value coins.

The Pilgrim Commemorative Half Dollar Minted in the 1920s to mark the 300th anniversary of the Pilgrim landing, these coins were once highly prized. 

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