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.