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IN Lifestyle ON 01 Nov, 2016
Pennies are pretty much worthless for us nowadays. We hate having them around and hardly takes the time to pay for anything with pennies anymore.
How much is a penny worth? Just like a throwaway money?
Well, all that spare change wedged between couch cushions, and car seats may be worth a whole lot more than some extra change to drop into your vacation jar or fuel a fast food run.
You would start shaking pockets and rummaging through your home for any spare pennies, just after reading this.
During World War II, government accidently made a few thousand pennies from copper instead of steel and put them out there in circulation.
It just recently sold out for $1 million dollars at auction by Bob R. Simpson. (Texas Rangers' co-chairman from Legend Numismatics, a rare coins dealer based out of New Jersey.)
You too can profit big by inspecting old coins; if you know which coins actually are worth much more than the face value. Worry not! I have brought the popular ones' for you.
It is one of the most sought-after coins and about 40 have been already found. These may be worth $10,000 to $100,000 or even $1 million in pristine condition.
Just look at a noticiable doubling in the inscription "Liberty." The estimated value for years includes 1955 is $1000 or up, for 1972 it's $200-$800 while for the year 1995 it's around $5.
A doubling during the minting process gave Abe Lincoln's engraved portrait an extra earlobe with estimated value $25 to $250.
On the reverse side, the middle word in "E Pluribus Unum" is spelled "Pluridus." It's estimated value is 50 cents to $25.
What to look for? Just 1982 dimes with no mint mark and you will be prized by $10 to $50.
Some dollars made in 1966 and 1972 at the Denver Mint and in 1982 and 1989 at the Philadelphia Mint lack the initials making it worth upto $15.
If you are lucky, you may come across one! Just don't toss aside your change or fail to pick a penny up, next time you get them on ground.