VALUABLE PENNIES STILL IN CIRCULATION TODAY
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VALUABLE PENNIES OF TODAY
When I began collecting coins, I was only interested in collecting old coins because I thought they were the only ones that had value to them. Since I began researching coins, I have found out that there are many coins that can still be found in circulation today that are worth a lot of money. After my investigation, I was blown away on how much some of these coins are worth. I couldn't believe it. Now that I am done, I want to share all the valuable coins that are still being found today that might be in your pocket change right now. On to the list.
1943 Copper Penny
In 1943, all copper pennies were made out of steel. The U.S. Mint decided to use steel instead of copper because they needed the copper for the war. This was at the time World War 2 was going on. A few known coins escaped from the mint made out of copper. There are only a few known to exist but it is believed that there may be more out there. These coins can reach values of $10,000 or more!
1955 Double Die Penny
The 1955 has visible doubling on the front of the penny. You can easily see the doubling if you look at the top of the penny where it says "IN GOD WE TRUST". These pennies are very scarce, but they are more out there somewhere. If you are lucky enough to find one of these coins, the value can range from $1,000 and up. I have seen them go for $4,000-$5,000.
1969 S Double Die Penny
The 1969 S double die penny is another coin that has distinct doubling on the obverse side of the coin. Once again, look at the top of the front coin where "IN GOD WE TRUST" is read. Even though it is very rare, still today, they are being found. The value of this penny ranges in the thousands.
1983 Double Die Penny
The 1983 double die has doubling on the reverse side of the coin, which is the back side. If you look closely, or compare it to another penny from the same year, you can easily notice the doubling. Although this penny is not valued as high as the other pennies above, it still can fetch a value of $250.
1984 Double Ear Penny
In 1984, there were a few pennies that escaped the eye of the mint with doubling seen on Lincoln's ear. If you look very closely to his ear, if you have the right coin, you can clearly see that the ear is doubled. As far as value goes, this penny can be worth a few hundred dollars. The 1997 penny also has had a few that has had doubling on the ear.
1992 Close AM Penny
Find all of your 1992 pennies and look at the back of them. In 1993, all pennies switched to the close AM design. You need to look at the word "AMERICA" on the back. On the 1992, if there is no space between the A and M, then you have a rare coin worth thousands depending on the condition of the coin. On the 1992 penny, there should be a space between the A and M. The value begins near a thousand.
1993 Wide AM Penny
In 1993, the penny switched the A and M in "AMERICA" to a close design. They actually touch. On a few, they still have the old wide AM design. If you can find this one, it can be worth a few hundred dollars to a few thousand depending on the condition. As the others are, this penny is also rare.
1998,1999, and 2000 Wide Am Penny
The 98,99, and 00 penny should have a closed AM design. That is the normal design. However, there are a few that have the wide AM design. The ones with the wide AM are what you want to find. The 2000 penny is the most common of the group and the 1999 is very rare. Values have decreased as over the years because more are being found, but they still offer good profits. You can get anywhere from $5-$70 for the 1998 and 2000. It depends on the condition of your coin. The 1999 can reach a value near $100 or more.
1909 WHEAT PENNY (RARE)
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