Valuable Finds: Rare Bicentennial Quarters and Dimes in Circulation

Some rare Bicentennial quarters and dimes, minted in 1976 to celebrate the U.S. Bicentennial, are still in circulation and valued at up to $30 million each. These coins are highly prized by collectors due to unique designs and rare minting errors.

Unique Features

  • Bicentennial Quarters: Featuring a colonial drummer design.
  • Bicentennial Dimes: Displaying a torch with olive and oak branches, marked “1776-1976”.

Key Factors for High Value

  • Minting Errors: Includes double strikes and off-center strikes.
  • Limited Production: Rare error coins are scarce.
  • Condition: Well-preserved coins retain higher value.

Summary Table

CoinEstimated Value (USD)
1976 Bicentennial Quarter$30 million
1976-S Silver Proof Bicentennial Quarter$750,000+
1976-D Bicentennial Quarter with DDO$750,000+
1976 No S Proof Bicentennial Quarter$750,000+
1976-D Bicentennial Quarter in MS67$750,000+
1976 Bicentennial Quarter with Experimental Rims$750,000+
1976 Bicentennial Quarter with Satin Finish$750,000+

Collecting Tips

Enthusiasts search through pocket change and bank rolls using magnifying tools to identify these valuable coins.

Rare Bicentennial coins are not only financially valuable but also historical artifacts, offering a tangible link to America’s past.


Rare Bicentennial quarters and dimes are not just valuable but also pieces of American history. Their discovery connects collectors to the rich tapestry of the nation’s past, highlighting the enduring appeal of numismatic treasures.