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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        Remington Danna 7 days ago

        I found a 1992 penny no mint mark, missing the 2 in the date, also the entire word TRUST is missing, there also appears to be a line around the back of Lincoln’s head, the rim at the bottom of the coin seems to be thicker than the top left, and the AM in America seems to be a slight bit closer than other 92 pennies that I compare it to. Any help is appreciated.

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        Renee Work 13 days ago

        I found a Denver Uncirculated penny. What is it's worth?

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        billy judd 2 weeks ago

        I found a 1978 pennie with the state of oregon on the front with OR inside the outline of the state? Whats it worth

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        rosierios 2 weeks ago

        where can I go here in Tucson to sell my 1992 close AM penny for a good price

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        William Metlow 3 weeks ago

        I think I have a 2006 ddo penny. Can anyone help me

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        Pico 3 weeks ago

        I have all kinds of coins but I’ve never seen so many grammatical errors. Learn the language or get the f*** out!

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        Nlilnikki1283 3 weeks ago

        I have a penny that is dated 1995 with a mint mark D that is got a edge on one side but not on the other what is it worth

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        Joseph Slater 4 weeks ago

        I have a miss stamped penny ! I would like to know what its worth.

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        Renato 6 weeks ago

        I have 1992 penny CLOSE AM how much value if I sale if

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        Olga 7 weeks ago

        I have a 1969 s penny how do i find out if it is worth something

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        justin ennis 7 weeks ago

        I have a 1984 penny but it's a little bigger than the regular size penny, why is that

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        Nikki 8 weeks ago

        I was looking through some pennies and found 1943 penny that was connected to another 1943 penny does not look glued or soldered does anybody know if there's a chance it could have came out of the mint that way

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        Shellioness1 2 months ago

        I have to share this devastating news. I began coin hunting in November 2017, not knowing much about the hobby and only gained interest when I found a 1943 steel cent, then researching only to find that it was only worth a couple of cents if that. But I did learn about the rare and valuable 1943 copper/bronze cent. I didn’t even look for it in my hunt because it is so rare. Anyhow, I stuck with small cents because for some reason they just thrilled me and i love the way they look and I really have been pretty lucky with them. Not enough to strike it rich but just lucky with errors and gorgeous coins dang near uncirculated dating back to 1954. Well here we go with the devastating part. On Friday March 9, 2018 I decided to purchase my first $25 box of rolled pennies from the bank. Prior to that I was just getting a few rolls here and there from various spots I regularly visit. I asked the teller if she could get me a box of older coins not new ones and she stated they can’t tell if they are old or new because they are sealed shut and can’t open it just to look for older coins. I hesitated knowing the odds were 50/50 but I told her I felt lucky and if I’m wrong I’ll just go cash them all in at coin star. She went and got me the box and wished me good luck as I walked out and I said thank you. Believe it or not I felt good about this. So due to my anticipation and excitement to have so many rolls to look through, I opened it up in the car and to my surprise, I saw old coins on a few ends. I decided to take three from each row and check both ends. Wow holy moly!!!!! They all had older coins on each end so I rushed home and looked at the rest of the rolls and YES OH YES older coins on each side of every penny roll. What are the odds right?? So I opened a few rolls every day for the next week or so. I found lots of coins I found interesting. Then one week later Friday March 16, 2018, my BF”s birthday, I found this coin that has so much crud built up I couldn’t see anything. So I soaked it in coconut oil I made by hand for about 1 week. Saw that the crud had been falling off then I removed it and dabbed with a super soft microfiber towel. I clearly saw corrosion but did make out what I thought to be 1913. Wow old penny cool. Then I took photos for my records. When I looked at the photos closer I noticed that the “1” before the “3” had a line going from the top to the left and downward diagonally. What!!!! A 1943S Copper penny no way!!! So I immediately knew the “3” wasn’t altered it was longer at the end than all numbers, the magnet didn’t stick, took to a dealer that said it was too damaged to say fornsurw. So I made him weigh it for me. It was just under 3.11 grams but obviously over 2.5 grams. WTH!! So I went home and did my detective work. I placed layovers on photos of an actual 1943 lS copper/bronze cent and it was identical except for damage. So I dealt with a total of 4 coin dealers in town. All said too corroded to tell. Online they everyone was rude telling me I was seeing things. Whatever! Well I had a last place I wanted to talk to and guess what? They said yes it is the penny but it’s toodamaged to sell or send in for grading. That they would send it back in what they call a “Body Bag” are you fricken kidding me. I find a valuable coin worth thousands of $ and I can’t even sell it!!!! Only memwould this happen to. Only me!! I’m heartbroken broken and devastated. Does anyone know how or if I can ever get this coin sold. Hell for all I know it could be damaged from the actual war. Please let me know. I have pics that will prove this and I have the coin dealers words regarding this being an actual 1943 penny that is not fake. He said he was so sorry to break the news to me :(

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        Coinboy 2 months ago

        i found a 1943 copper wheat penny what should i do?

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        Perrygurl 2 months ago

        I found a penny that doesnt have a year and only the number and letter 20H

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        Selena Broussard 2 months ago

        I have a 1993 with the wide A and M where would I sale it

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        Frederick Reynolds 2 months ago

        Interested in selling 1998, 1999, and 2000 Lincoln Wide pennies from my collection.

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        Mary evans 3 months ago

        I found a Lincolin penny very badly doubled 200? and it copper some gone with another metal below

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        Raul Ledesma 3 months ago

        I have a 1982 penny that the ring on the outside edge is two or three times wider that the other pennies. Is it worth more than just a penny? rlsalvation@sbcglobal.net

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        Louie dejesus 4 months ago

        Hi I'm a numismatic from Philippines I'm collecting Lincoln one cent for 4 year now I've collected about 7 to 10 kilos of Lincoln one cent I have a lot of error. On one cent hope you can help me find a buyer for these coin tnx email me on dejesus louie5@gmail.com

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        Jordan orser 4 months ago

        I have a 1993 Lincoln D penny with all the default you are looking for I am wanting to sell his Penny and looking for help and people that are interested seriously is Penny I have looked over a million times

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        James Mahurin 4 months ago

        Have 82 copper pennies and92 close AM and 88 wide AM.please help don't know what to do with them

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        Mary 5 months ago

        I have a 1963 Lincoln penny and the I is missing in Liberty. Is it worth anything

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        Marcin 5 months ago

        I have 1987 d penny with s mark under development how much can be worth

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        Lindsey 5 months ago

        I came across video claiming that the 1982 D penny that weighs 3.1 grams small print sold at auctionAug 3 2017 for $30,000 I was born in 82 and had been collecting some coins and came acrossed4 so far trying to distinguish if they're small or large print I've never really looked into anything like this they look same if anyone can help me out Rebecca on here a few months ago said she had a small and large if you see this I would appreciate if you would send me a picture thank you

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        Steve Hernandez 5 months ago

        I have a 1968 dad Pennie were can I sale it

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        Braulio garnica 6 months ago

        I got a 1981 no mint mark and it gots an error where can I get it checked

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        Caden 6 months ago

        How much do you estimate a 1917 Wheat Penny worth in a slight word down condition.

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        Steve 7 months ago

        I have some 1999D close AM were can I sale them

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        John campbell 7 months ago

        I just found a 1984 no mint penny. The W in we is hard to explain. Between the W are bars and above that it looks like possibly numbers or letters. This is the only one I've ever seen like this

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        Rebecca 7 months ago

        i have what seems to be a 1982 D small print penny. I actually have two of them but one is the large print. The small print i also weighed and it is 3.1g! could use some help to see if this is actually what it seems. i also have a 1983 penny worth quite a bit. looking to sell and could use some helpfull hints on how to do that.

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        Jesus 7 months ago

        Very interesting

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        Tristin barber 8 months ago

        I found a 1993 D close AM penny

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        Thomas Ball 8 months ago

        I got a 1985 D penny with the Am almost touches is it worth anything

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        Scott fish 8 months ago

        I have a 1993 penny on the back side of the penny where it says UNITED STATES OF AMERICA mine says UNITED STATE - AMERICA theres no of and the last s is partial

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        Daniel Jackson 8 months ago

        I might have one of the most valuable pennies of all time. I really don't know what I have but I am sure one of the most misprint on a very old Penny. The only thing that you can see is the liberty.also you have the letters PLURI

        IT'S has liberty on the front and it looks like a 3 d picture of Indian feathers with the President and it looks like it was printed on both sides different print

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        Joe 9 months ago

        I read this post and went through my penny's . well I just found 2, 1943 copper penny's. Are they worth anything, how would I find out, and where do I sell them?

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        KP 9 months ago

        i have 1999 pennies is larger then all, and i check very detail every thing is larger then normal,is has any value?

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        Les nichols 10 months ago

        Regular pennies, no errors, what years are worth any money to ANYONE? The fifties, or, do they simply take old pennies out of circulation altogether?

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        Khadija 10 months ago

        What about 1997 pennies?

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        MARIA M RODRIGUEZ 11 months ago

        I have a 1943 steel penny. What's the value?

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        George Daniels 12 months 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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        Letitia Hepburn 13 months ago

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

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        Letitia Hepburn 13 months ago

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

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        terry 2 years ago

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

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        Penny's 2 years ago

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

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        Frank Atanacio 2 years ago from Shelton

        helpful my friend

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        TERRY 2 years ago

        1993Dpenny with wide am worth?thanks

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        TERRY 2 years ago

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

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        Andrew 2 years 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 ball 2 years 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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        TERRY BALL 2 years ago

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

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        terry ball 2 years ago

        what is a 1998Dnickle with a close am worth?

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        TERRY 2 years 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 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 ball 3 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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        T BALL 3 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 3 years ago

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

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        thomas tiger 3 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 3 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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        terry ball 3 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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        Mark Davis 3 years ago

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

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        John 3 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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        Richard Ricky Hale 4 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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        Victor 4 years ago

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

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        Cynthia 4 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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        Richard Ricky Hale 4 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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        Mr. Natual 4 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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        Teresa 4 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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        wright 4 years ago

        I got newly discovered error coins 602-465-4383

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        Richard Ricky Hale 4 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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        Abel_83 4 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 4 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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        maki 4 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 4 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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        TBALL 4 years ago

        1993 no mint &close AM worth?

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        Chris Andrews 5 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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        Richard Ricky Hale 5 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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        FlourishAnyway 5 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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        TycoonSam 5 years ago from Washington, MI

        Excellent Hub. Very detailed and informative.

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        jesse anderson 5 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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        Jeff Boettner 5 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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        Psychikscy 5 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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        Eva 5 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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        Chris Andrews 5 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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        John 5 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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        ocfireflies 5 years ago from North Carolina

        excellent information-thank you

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        Bryant E. Kibby Jr. 5 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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        anniebetty 5 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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        ignugent17 5 years ago

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

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        Susan Bailey 5 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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        tipstoretireearly 5 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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        healthmom 5 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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        NitroD 5 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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        ThePelton 5 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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        Richard Ricky Hale 5 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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        Shutterbuggzz 5 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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        sean 5 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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        Helen Laxner 5 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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        Paul 5 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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