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Valuable Pennies Still in Circulation Today

Updated on April 13, 2017

When I began collecting coins, I was only interested in old ones because I thought they were the only ones that were valuable. Once I started researching coins, I discovered that many coins can still be found in circulation today that are worth a lot of money. I was blown away by how much some of these coins are worth. It was unbelievable. Now that I've finished my research, I want to share my results with you. Here is a list of 10 valuable pennies that might be in your pocket change right now.

10 Valuable Pennies You Should Watch Out for Today

Year
Error
Value (approx. and dependent upon coin's condition)
1943
Copper (Struck on wrong planchet)
$10,000+
1955
Doubled Die
$1,000+
1969
Doubled Die
$1,000+
1983
Doubled Die
$250
1984
Doubled Ear
$200
1992
Close AM
$1,000+
1993
Wide AM
$200-$2,000
1998
Wide AM
$5-$70
1999
Wide AM
$100+
2000
Wide AM
$5-$70

What Are Doubled Die Coins?

Doubled die coins have an additional, noticeable, misaligned image on them due to an error during the die hubbing process.

The 1943 copper penny is very valuable. All coins in 1943 were made out of steel because of World War II. A few copper pennies were accidentally produced and a rare coin was born.
The 1943 copper penny is very valuable. All coins in 1943 were made out of steel because of World War II. A few copper pennies were accidentally produced and a rare coin was born. | Source
This is a rare doubled die penny from 1995. You can clearly see the doubling in "LIBERTY," "IN GOD WE TRUST," and the date.
This is a rare doubled die penny from 1995. You can clearly see the doubling in "LIBERTY," "IN GOD WE TRUST," and the date. | Source

1955 Doubled Die Penny

This penny has visible doubling on the front of the coin. You can easily see the doubling if you look at the top of it, above Lincoln's head, where it reads, "IN GOD WE TRUST." These pennies are scarce, but there are more out there somewhere. If you are lucky enough to find one, their value can range from $1,000 and up. I have seen them go for $4,000-$5,000.

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 military equipment during World War 2. A few known copper coins escaped from the mint. 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!

The 1969-S penny is also a doubled die. You can clearly see it has been stamped twice.
The 1969-S penny is also a doubled die. You can clearly see it has been stamped twice. | Source

1969-S Doubled Die Penny

This is another coin that has distinct doubling on the obverse (front) side of the coin. Once again, look for doubling at the top where "IN GOD WE TRUST" is printed. Even though this coin is very rare, it is still being found today. Its value can reach the thousands.

1983 Doubled Die Penny

The doubling on this penny is found on the reverse (back) side of the coin. If you look closely or compare it to another penny from the same year, you will easily notice this error. Although it is not as valuable as the other pennies above, it still can fetch a price of $250.

1984 Doubled Ear Penny

In 1984, a few pennies escaped the eye of the U.S. Mint with doubling seen on Lincoln's ear. Looking carefully, if you have the right coin, you will clearly see that the ear is doubled. As far as value goes, this penny is worth a few hundred dollars.

Note: A few pennies minted in 1997 also had the same error.

Close AM vs. Wide AM

In the close AM design, the letters "A" and "M" in "AMERICA" on the back of the penny touch, whereas in the wide AM design there is a gap between them.

This shows you the difference between a close AM penny and a wide AM. This is for pennies from the years 1992, 1993, 1998, 1999, and the 2000. Beginning in 1993, all pennies changed from the wide AM design to the close AM design.
This shows you the difference between a close AM penny and a wide AM. This is for pennies from the years 1992, 1993, 1998, 1999, and the 2000. Beginning in 1993, all pennies changed from the wide AM design to the close AM design. | Source

1992 Close AM Penny

Find all of your pennies from 1992 and check their backsides. What you are looking for is the placement of the letters "A" and "M" in the word "AMERICA." In 1993, all pennies switched to the close AM design. Therefore, the pennies from 1992 should have a noticeable space between the "A" and the "M." So if there is no space between the "A" and "M "on the backside of yours, then you have a rare coin worth thousands depending on its condition (prices start near $1000).

1993 Wide AM Penny

In 1993, the penny switched to a close AM design—the two letters actually touch! A few of them managed to slip by with the old, wide AM design. If you can track down one of these rarities, it could be worth anywhere from a few hundred dollars to a few thousand depending on its condition.

1998, 1999, and 2000 Wide AM Penny

The '98, '99, and '00 penny should have a closed AM design. However, there are a few that have the wide design. These are the ones you want to find. Those minted in the year 2000 are the most common whereas the ones from 1999 are the rarest. Their values have decreased over time because more are being found, but they still offer good profits. You can get anywhere from $5 to $70 for the 1998 and 2000 pennies depending on their condition. Those from 1999 can reach a value near $100 or more.

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      Marlin 55 5 years ago from USA

      Hey this is a great article! I have a collection of pennies and I do believe one is a steel 1943. Thanks for writing this because I was thinking about auctioning these off, now I'll have to research to find out the values.

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      Richard Ricky Hale 5 years ago from West Virginia

      Thanks Marlin for the comment.

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      galleryofgrace 5 years ago from Virginia

      Thanks for the extra information. We can all check books and so forth but most of them don't explain it the way you did.

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      Richard Ricky Hale 5 years ago from West Virginia

      Thank you for the comment and you are welcome.

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      breakfastpop 5 years ago

      Oh no, you have given me a new obsession!

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      b. Malin 5 years ago

      This Hub is one to Bookmark Thelyricwriter. It is truly fascinating and so very Informative. I look forward to following your Hubs and a big Thank you for becoming a follower of mine.

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      Genna East 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      Very interesting and useful hub. B. Malin is right; this is one to bookmark! Thank you.

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      Dallas W Thompson 5 years ago from Bakersfield, CA

      ...A penney for your thoughts! Thanks for sharing. Perhaps I should pick up penneys that are on the gound. They may be rare... flag up!

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      Richard Ricky Hale 5 years ago from West Virginia

      Pop, b Malin, Genna, and Dallas,

      Thank you all for your wonderful comments. It means the world to me. I believe it is amazing how much a penny can fetch you if you are able to find one that is rare. It is worth looking for sure. I have been so busy lately, but there are valuable dimes, nickels, and quarters also. I hope to get to writing them soon. Thanks again to all.

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      Cloverleaf 5 years ago from Calgary, AB, Canada

      Hello thelyricwriter!

      I'm hoping I have a jackpot of money hiding somewhere - now I know what to look out for I am going to rummage around and see what I can find! This was an awesome hub, thank you!

      Cloverleaf.

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      Alfreta Sailor 5 years ago from Southern California

      I collected pennies for over forty years, but I cashed them in when I had to move, I wished I knew this before that. Let me tell you of my lost fortune by spending two coins. When the new gold dollars came out, I had two misfired coins. I asked around for months, and every one told me they were worth face value, however I kept one for over a year. The end result was, I found out years later they were worth 30,000.00 each, that's right, thirty thousand. The problem was they had George Washington's head on the front, instead of Sacajawea. Oh well, it would be gone now anyway, that's how I console myself. Anyway this was an interesting and useful hub and I said as much, also I voted it up.

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      William Benner 5 years ago from Savannah GA.

      A penny for your thought? I never paid much attention to collecting pennies- I always focused on nickels and quarters. So I really appreciate this information and I will bookmark it!

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      Linda Crampton 5 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      This is a very interesting hub! I've never thought much about the value of coins before. Since I live in Canada I'll have to research the value of Canadian coins. Thanks for the information.

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      Richard Ricky Hale 5 years ago from West Virginia

      Thank you all for your comments. I appreciate your time and feedback. Many people really don't realize the potential in pennies, especially the wheat backs and indian head pennies. The older pennies from the early 1800's were as big as the modern day half dollar. Just for thought. Take care and bless you all friends.

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      moonlake 5 years ago from America

      My husband doesn't really collect but he is always lookin for that 1943 Copper Penny. Enjoyed your hub.

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      Richard Ricky Hale 5 years ago from West Virginia

      Moonlake, thanks for the comment. That is a good one if you can find it. A few are known to exist and have sold for over $100,000. It sure would be nice.

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      frogyfish 5 years ago from Central United States of America

      Interesting hub...guess I'll have to start looking too. I have a relative who has collected for years and has a valuable collection...always telling me to 'look closely'. Wow! Thanks for sharing an intriguing hope...

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      Richard Ricky Hale 5 years ago from West Virginia

      Hey there Frogyfish. I have never seen a good collection. It would be great to go through one. Yeah, it takes time looking over them, but it is rewarding, especially if you find one that's worth 1K or more. Thanks for reading bub and I shall be over to read more of your work as well.

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      Richard Ricky Hale 5 years ago from West Virginia

      Hey there Frogyfish. I have never seen a good collection. It would be great to go through one. Yeah, it takes time looking over them, but it is rewarding, especially if you find one that's worth 1K or more. Thanks for reading bub and I shall be over to read more of your work as well.

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      ThePelton 5 years ago from Martinsburg, WV USA

      If you think you got a 1943 copper, check it with a magnet. If it sticks, you have a phony. Also, look at the last three in the date closely. It should have the lower arm of the 3 should be farther from the center than the top arm. If they're even, it's an altered '48.

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      Richard Ricky Hale 5 years ago from West Virginia

      Hey there "thepelton". You make a good point. The 1943 copper penny is very, very valuable. Copper doesn't stick to a magnet. Good point about the 4 in 1943. Some people will work around the 8 on a 1948 wheat cent and try to pass it off. That is why "48" wheat cent is hard to find these days.

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      Gypsy Willow 5 years ago from Lake Tahoe Nevada USA , Wales UK and Taupo New Zealand

      I have a coin collection but I gave the pennies to my grandson. Now he will have to check them out! Great hub thanks.

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      Richard Ricky Hale 5 years ago from West Virginia

      Gypsy Willow, thanks for coming by and for the comment. I hopd he will find a good one! Take care.

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      5 years ago

      Fascinating information. I shall have to keep a look out. Voted up.

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      Richard Ricky Hale 5 years ago from West Virginia

      Thanks for your comment and vote. It is greatly appreciated:) Take care.

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      starqueen13 5 years ago from Houston, Tx

      Wow I really need to look through my old pennies!

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      Richard Ricky Hale 5 years ago from West Virginia

      Starqueen, thanks for dropping by and checking it out. I hope you have found it to be useful.

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      Carrie L. Cronkite 5 years ago from Maine

      Wow, I probably let some valuable pennies slip by over the years. Now I'll be more careful. Is it hard to tell the difference between a steel 1943 penny and a copper 1943 penny?

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      Richard Ricky Hale 5 years ago from West Virginia

      Creativelycc, thanks for taking the time to drop by. It is when they are in rough shape, but you can still see the difference. If you find a 43 that is copper, then you have a few thousand dollars in value. All 43 pennies were made out of steel, but a few copper ones made it through.

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      5 years ago

      Interesting article. You can still see some of the old pennies, as in the article, in one's change.

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      Richard Ricky Hale 5 years ago from West Virginia

      F, thanks for taking the time to come by and view this article. People would be surprised what they might have passed up over the years.

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      kmaskreations 5 years ago

      This is sure good information. I'm getting out my little stash of old pennies again. Hopefully I've got some valuable ones. Good hub. Voted up, useful and interesting.

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      Demas W Jasper 5 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      We spend a lot of time less productively than it might be to spend it sorting through old pennies for "gold"!

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      Richard Ricky Hale 5 years ago from West Virginia

      Thanks for your comments "Kmaskreactions" and "Perspycacious". I appreciate your time and many thanks.

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      Deb Hirt 5 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      I disposed of most of my coins during the time when silver went to $50 an ounce around 1990. However, I still like to know what is out there. Thanks for a great hub! Voted useful.

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      Richard Ricky Hale 5 years ago from West Virginia

      Aviannovice, thanks for dropping by. I don't blame you. I did the same when it hit 45 a few months ago. Still having regrets.

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      DS Duby 5 years ago from United States, Illinois

      Excellent hub, I had no idea real copper pennies were so rare or worth so much. You really went into great detail, thanks.

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      Angela Michelle Schultz 5 years ago from United States

      I own a lot of the wheat pennies, I'm curious if any of them are 1943. Probably not, but that would be very neat if one was.

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      Richard Ricky Hale 5 years ago from West Virginia

      *D S Duby, thanks for taking the time to drop by. Glad you found it useful. Very rare penny. There are also a lot of remakes out there, which are those that are fake. Have to watch out for them cause your more likely to find one of them then the real thing. Thanks for your time.

      *Angela, appreciate your time dear. Very cool. You will have to make sure you look through them all. There are a few that are quite valuable, especially if they are in high grades.

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      TripleAMom 5 years ago from Florida

      This hub is excellent. Caught my eye immediately because I have my grandmother in law's coin collection. She had mostly common coins that she thought might be worth something someday (medicine bottles of dimes one from each year in the 70's 80's etc) but she had a lot of wheat pennies. Some still in rollers. Would it be wise to take them out of the wrappers and look through them? I've been waiting to do more research. Already taken some to a coin store to have them appraised, but the pennies and sets I kept. Voting up and following for more info.

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      Richard Ricky Hale 5 years ago from West Virginia

      TripleAMom, thanks for taking the time to stop by and leave a comment. It all depends on what you plans are with the rolled wheat pennies. If you are planning to keep them, you surely want to search through them all. However, if you are considering selling them, they are worth more rolled up. They sale for $20 or more on Ebay when rolled up. Individually, most wheat pennies are only worth a few cents. But you never know, you may have a gem on hand. Thanks for your time, vote, and the follow.

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      freddy 5 years ago

      i got a half dime from 1873 the seated liberty i would like to know how much is the value

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      ThePelton 5 years ago from Martinsburg, WV USA

      Freddy, it would depend on the condition. It could be a few dollars if worn to a nub, or hundreds, or maybe even thousands if it looks like it was minted yesterday. Incidentally, it isn't the shine that shows the condition, it's the amount of detail, especially in the high areas that determine condition, and any experienced collector can spot a cleaned coin, which is worth less than one untampered.

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      Richard Ricky Hale 5 years ago from West Virginia

      Freddy, as you probably already know, values depend on what the coin looks like. Even in rough shape, these coins are worth $10-11 dollars. The half dime just never took off in value, well, not the 1873. This is a pretty common year. If it is in great shape, your looking at a value of a $100-$200.

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      Joshua Zerbini 5 years ago from Pennsylvania

      Very interesting article TLW! :) Seems like tyhey would make a cool collection!

      voted up, interesting, and useful :)

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      Richard Ricky Hale 5 years ago from West Virginia

      Josh, any one of these coins would make for a great start. They are rare, but some are being found in circulation today. The wide AM 98, 99, 2000 is being found more and more. The others are still pretty rare. Thanks for the comment.

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      Joshua Zerbini 5 years ago from Pennsylvania

      You are welcome anytime! :)

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      Ruchira 4 years ago from United States

      wow, interesting read, James.

      Loved the research you have put into this. voted up indeed and sharing it across

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      Richard Ricky Hale 4 years ago from West Virginia

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      Thanks for taking the time to drop by and comment. Josh, many thanks. Ruchira, appreciate the notice!

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      Matthew Dawson 4 years ago from United States

      Wow!!! What an article---now you have me searching through all of my penny's!!! But as of yet no fortune has been found. What a great article and one that was informative and not a waste of my time to read!!! Voted this article up and an awesome and useful read!!

      Sundaymoments

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      Richard Ricky Hale 4 years ago from West Virginia

      SM, thanks for taking the time to comment and vote. Much appreciated. Many people are not aware of these coins and their values. It is well worth taking the extra minute or two to check your pennies. You never know, you could turn that penny into thousands!

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      taazakhabar 4 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Great research and stylish narrative. worth the visit

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      Icematikx 4 years ago from United Kingdom, Staffordshire

      Thanks for this. I'll return to it if I ever stumble across a penny! haha

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      Richard Ricky Hale 4 years ago from West Virginia

      Taazakhabar, thanks for the comment and glad you got your money's worth. LOL

      Ice, thanks for the comment. LOL, well worth it perhaps:)

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      taazakhabar 4 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Sure friend thelyricwriter I got dime a dozzen

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      Richard Ricky Hale 4 years ago from West Virginia

      Taazakhabar, LOL:) That's all that counts, huh!

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      whalefeather2 4 years ago

      Very informative. Thanks for sharing.

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      Richard Ricky Hale 4 years ago from West Virginia

      Whalefeather2, thanks for the comment and appreciate you taking the time to leave your thoughts on the article. Many thanks:)

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      Mr Natural 4 years ago

      I also look at all the pennies that I get. So far I have found , the (3) 1998's MS-63-62), 1999 AU-55, and a 2000( MS-63). I also found an 1870 XF-30. So it does pay to look.

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      Paul 4 years ago from Ky

      Excellent! I have found a 1970 small date and 1998 wide am while looking through change. It was very exciting.

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      Honey Halley 4 years ago from Illinois

      This is very valuable information. I have some coins that I have been moving from drawer to drawer every time I come across them because they're not the usual coin but I have no idea if they have any added value. Maybe I could take a pic of them and you could let me know??? I also shared this link on my facebook page because I think it's something most people would be interested in knowing. Thanks for sharing.

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      sean 4 years ago

      I have a 1993 penny with what looks like a small state with md stamped beside the head on the penny. I have no idea what its all about.

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      Shutterbuggzz 4 years ago

      I just came across an old Canadian penny that doesn't have a date stamped on it...any ideas?

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      Richard Ricky Hale 4 years ago from West Virginia

      *Sean, people actually do this quite often. If anything, it actually takes away from the value. However, this may be a mint error. Without a picture, it is hard to tell. More then likely, it is a damaged coin.

      *Shutterbuggzz, it could be a few different things. If it is old, the date may have already worn off. Pennies go through more abuse then any other coin. This may also be a mint error, but unlikely. It is still worth checking out, especially if the coin is in great shape. It may be a very rare coin.

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      ThePelton 4 years ago from Martinsburg, WV USA

      A coin can have no date on it because it was struck off center, or it could be missing through wear or damage, although I don't recall seeing a canadian coin with a date in a high spot such as the US 1916 quarter or US 1913 nickel. If it is missing because it's off center, then the image on the back should either also be off center, or weak opposite the off center crescent.

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      NitroD 4 years ago from London

      thank you, really precious info! I have tons of old pennies included kennedy's half dollars :) - going to dig in my chest

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      healthmom 4 years ago from Ohio

      Enjoyed reading :) pinned this so I will have it when I sort through that huge jar of change.

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      tipstoretireearly 4 years ago from New York

      Interesting! I remember going through my parents' change years ago looking for valuable pennies. I haven't found anything good in many years, but this is a reminder to keep looking!

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      Susan Bailey 4 years ago from South Yorkshire, UK

      I can't believe I am so uneducated. I never knew any other country had pennies except the UK. What an interesting article. Voted up and interesting

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      ignugent17 4 years ago

      Interesting hub! Thanks for sharing the information. :-)

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      anniebetty 4 years ago from Pennsylvania

      My 10-year-old son, a recent coin enthusiast, has almost memorized this Hub. I'll be sharing your other coin-themed Hubs with him as well. Thank you for inspiring a 10-year-old to want a $10,000 penny! LOL!

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      Bryant E. Kibby Jr. 4 years ago from Columbus, Ohio

      That was very insiteful. I too am a coin collector and never know that some pennies have more value than others. Thanks!

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      ocfireflies 4 years ago from North Carolina

      excellent information-thank you

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      John 4 years ago from Irvine, California

      I never created a coin collection of any value, but I think having collections in general is good for a young developing mind.

      That said, I wouldn't mind stumbling upon a 1943 copper penny and making a few thousand dollars!

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      Chris Andrews 4 years ago from Northern Ohio

      Interesting info there. I do not have any error coins, but someday I hope to have a full line of them.

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      Eva 4 years ago from Tucson

      I have several rolls of war pennies, the steel ones--but my most recent coup was a handful of change at a local store that yielded a 1963 dime, a Franklin half dollar, and a silver war nickel--plus two wheat pennies and an Indian head LOL! I was amazed :-).

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      Psychikscy 4 years ago

      I have a few rare coins and did not know how much they are worth. Thanks for sharing your knowledge.

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      Jeff Boettner 4 years ago from Tampa, FL

      Excellent Hub, gonna start paying attention to those pennies now.... thinking about all those trips to the coinstar......up, sharing, tweeting, liking.

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      jesse anderson 4 years ago

      I have a 1909 vdb wheat penny no mint mark so its a Philadelphia mint that on the face side instead of liberty it just says "lberty" or "Iberty" its still in pretty good condition. You can still read all the words so its not like the L or I got worn off. Is it worth more because its a misprint

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      TycoonSam 4 years ago from Washington, MI

      Excellent Hub. Very detailed and informative.

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      FlourishAnyway 4 years ago from USA

      Great presentation of details. You really draw in the reader with your easy style and excellent use of pictorials.

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      Richard Ricky Hale 4 years ago from West Virginia

      Thank you all for your great comments and it is a great feeling to know that you have inspired others. I appreciate all the shares, likes, ect, awesome comments. For the 1909 vdb, condition is everything. One in great condition can be worth a hundred or more. If it is a true error coin, it can be one of a kind. Due to this, I would advise you to have it graded. If it is legit, the sky is the limit at a great coin auction. The right collector and the right auction could lead to a great payday if you choose to sale it.

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      Chris Andrews 4 years ago from Northern Ohio

      And how the vdb is also matters, I would suggest checking out a red book for more info on what to look for specifically.

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      TBALL 3 years ago

      1993 no mint &close AM worth?

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      Richard Ricky Hale 3 years ago from West Virginia

      Tball, thanks for the comment. I know that a few people have reported finding a 1993 no mint Lincoln penny, but I haven't heard of any being certified. If this is a legit 1993 no mint penny, it could be one of a kind and worth thousands! However, without seeing it in person, I wouldn't know. Look closely and make sure the penny is not worn. Make sure it isn't damaged. Get the coin under a scope to see if it has been worn out. If all this checks out, I would take it to a coin dealer that you can trust or have it certified. You may have a winner.

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      maki 3 years ago

      i just found a double side four leaf clover penny no marking on it is there a way i could know if is it valuable ????????

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      Richard Ricky Hale 3 years ago from West Virginia

      Maki, thanks for the comment. I'm not sure I understand you correctly. What do you mean by four leaf clover penny?

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      Abel_83 3 years ago

      I got 1970 penny in god we trust, under the year there a letter D on it.

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      Richard Ricky Hale 3 years ago from West Virginia

      Abel, thanks for the comment. This coin would be worth around 5-15 cents. It's very common, the D represents that it was made at the Denver Mint. Now, the 1970S memorial penny can be quite valuable if it's a small date type. Hope this helps.

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      wright 3 years ago

      I got newly discovered error coins 602-465-4383

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      Teresa 3 years ago

      I just found a 1969-s penny,but not sure it's a double die.What should I do next?

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      Mr. Natual 3 years ago

      Sean,

      The 1993 Penny with the Md. stamp is the 200th. birthday of the state. I have a 1976 N.J. with the stated on it.

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      Richard Ricky Hale 3 years ago from West Virginia

      Teresa, thanks for the comment. Most double die pennies are pretty clear under a microscope, even a magnifying glass. You should be able to see double strikes. If it is indeed a genuine coin, you should send it in to be graded. That is what I would suggest. You'll get more value this way.

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      Cynthia 3 years ago

      i Have a 1981 penny that's dime sized with no letters or anything that only has a face on it and the building and its has thick edges? any idea what this is or how to find how much its worth?

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      Victor 3 years ago

      I found a 1917 Wheat penny. Is it worth anything?

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      Richard Ricky Hale 3 years ago from West Virginia

      Cyhthia, thanks for your comment. Without seeing for myself, I can onl assume my dear. A dime is smaller than a penny. Sometimes, a penny plank may be left in when they started to produce pennies. Sounds like it is natural, that is good. I don't recall any 1981 pennies being valuable, no more then the copper value that is. Then again, you could have something unique, something rare that It may demand money. If you can provide a link to the picture, I'd love to see it. I apologize that we don't have a file upload. ALWAYS be careful when getting your coins graded, appraised. Trust nobody.

      Victor, thanks for your visit. Most wheat pennies have been through the rough per say, most are damaged, old, worn. In worn condition, 20 cents would be tops. If it is a prestige example, it could be worth a few dollars to the right buyer.

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      John 2 years ago

      I recently started collecting coins and have over 600 pennies .from wheat pennies to memorial pennies and have come across some that are needed to be looked at by someone who really knows about coins.

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      Mark Davis 2 years ago

      I found a 1984 Lincoln penny that is solid copper. What is it worth?

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      terry ball 2 years ago

      HI IV GOT A 1983 vdb penny kind of a faded tounch with a wide am what is it worth?thanks

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      TERRY BALL 2 years ago

      hi hope you can tell me if my coin is worth anything its a 1997 no mint mark has vdb and yes the ear does look a little strange a very close am

      could you email me and tell me more iv got many pennys thanks terry ball

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      thomas tiger 2 years ago

      i was looking on the back of my 2002 penny and the image looked very familiar to me after studying it i may have a one of a kind it has george washingtons face stamped first under the the building you can definently set the penny on top of a state quarter and make out all the engravings as a 2002 state quarter what is this coin valued in its circulation value i cant find another to compare it too lol

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      terry ball 2 years ago

      I would like to sell my 1992 no mint penny with a wide AM email a ofer. terry

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      T BALL 2 years ago

      iv got a 1992 no mint penny with vdb& ver close touching AM is it a fud or is it worth something thanks TB

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      terry ball 2 years ago

      hi i have a 2002 penny the first iv seen but it has no mint mark&AM that's really touching could this be worth anything thanks TERRY.

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      TERRY BALL 2 years ago

      I have a 1981 penny no mint& a wide am whats the worth of this thanks terry ball.

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      TERRY 24 months ago

      iv got 2 1982 pennys both have no mint mark&both have a slight wide am on both are they both worth anything?

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      terry ball 23 months ago

      what is a 1998Dnickle with a close am worth?

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      TERRY BALL 23 months ago

      IV GOT A 1999D penny&close am whats it worth?

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      terry ball 23 months ago

      lyric righter this is terry ball im not sure where to send pic of my pennys

      my 1993 penny no mint please email me@terrysongwriter@gmail.com i.ll send to you thanks TERRY BALL.

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      Andrew 23 months ago

      I am a beginner and this page helped me look for current coins in circulation that I can find. Thanks!

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      TERRY 23 months ago

      1963 penny no mint and a wide am what is it worth thanks TERRY

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      TERRY 23 months ago

      1993Dpenny with wide am worth?thanks

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      Frank Atanacio 20 months ago from Shelton

      helpful my friend

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      Penny's 14 months ago

      1 have a 1999 and 1995 close AM is there any value

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      terry 12 months ago

      have a 1981 penny no mint&wide am whats the penny worth?

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      Letitia Hepburn 6 weeks ago

      Why are all the comments I've read,five years old?

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      Letitia Hepburn 4 weeks ago

      Why are all the replies 0r comments 5 years old?

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      George Daniels 4 days ago

      I really have a lot of 1992 pennies and I have a lot of 1983 pennies to get rid of can someone help me get rid of my pennies

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