Valuable Pennies Worth $200K Could Be In South Dakota Couches
Sometimes you never know what you're going to find in your pockets. Let's say that you find a $5 bill in your jeans: It's automatically your lucky day! But if you find some pennies lying around, normally you don't get too excited. However, those pennies in your couch could be worth more than you think.
There are seven types of pennies that could be found on the ground, in your pockets, or even in between your couch cushions. These pennies might be worth....$200,000! It might be a good time to open your penny jar.
There are collectors around the country that hunt for pennies. This includes the Birch cent. According to an article from CNBC, David Stone, a coin cataloger for Heritage, told CNBC Make It the history of copper-colored penny owned by a man named Don Lutes. Don owned a 1943 bronze Lincoln cent until he passed away. During an auction, the "1943 bronze Lincoln cent attracted nearly 30 bids and sold for $204,000 in January, according to Heritage Auctions, the organization that conducted the sale." The 1943 bronze Lincoln cent is one of seven pennies that can be worth a lot of money.
The article from CNBC explains, "The 1943 bronze Lincoln cent is described as 'the most famous error coin in American numismatics' — and the odds of finding one are astronomically against." That does not mean it's not worth trying to find!
These are the other pennies that can be worth a significant amount of money:
- 1969-S Doubled Die Obverse
- 1992 Close AM Reverse
- 1969 Doubled Die Obverse
- 1972 Doubled Die Obverse
- 1999 Wide AM Reverse
- 1983 Double Die Reverse
Pictures of each penny can be found here. Maybe being a "penny pincher" is worth it!