How often do you pay attention to the change you accumulate throughout the day? (The answer is probably “Not very often.”) However, you might want to start inspecting those shiny nickels… they could be worth more than you realize.
These 8 super valuable coins prove that some hobbies can actually be more lucrative than others. When you empty your pockets at home tonight, you may want to take a closer look at those annoying coins rattling around in your pocket. These valuable pieces of metal could be hiding in there and they might just make you a little extra coin (pun 100% intended).
1. 1945 Steel Penny.
Find one of these WWII printed coins used to save materials during the war and you”ll have up to $10.
2. “In God We Rust” 2005 Kansas State Quarter.
These are really out there, due to a grease issue on the pressing machine. Find one and you”ve got $100.
3. 2004 Wisconsin Quarter.
This State Quarter issued in the early 2000″s for Wisconsin is worth up to $300. It contains an extra line below the front left leaf on some coins (re: error) that makes it very valuable.
4. Presidential Dollar Coin With Lettering Errors.
The US Mint really screwed up in 2007 by printing coins with misspellings along the edge. Their mistake will fetch you $45.
5. Ben Franklin Half-Dollar.
From 1948-1963, Ben Franklin was shown on the half-dollar, only to be replaced by JFK later on. Today if you find one they may be worth upwards of $125!
6. 1995 Double Die Penny.
7. Running $20-$50 in value, these have a blurry effect thanks to a printing error. For even more money, find the same coins but from 1969 and 1972.
8. 1942-1945 Silver Nickel.
WWII required that America save nickel as much as possible so they instead printed these bad boys with 35% silver. Today they”re worth $12.25.
9. 1932-1964 Silver Quarter.
In the right condition, these will fetch close to $65.
Hardcore coin collectors may be able to spot these from a mile away (or at least a few feet), but it might take you some practice to know which coins are valuable and which are just your normal, dirty currency. The next time you get a fistful of change from a cashier, take a look!
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