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These Coins Are Worth Tons Of Money.

Some of the change in your car or under your couch cushion has the potential to be very valuable.
Most coins are only worth their listed value, but some coins are rare because of mistakes made while minting or other reasons.
Some rare coins are worth hundreds while others are worth hundred of thousands.
A mistake made while minting coins can make particular coins worth north of 50 thousand dollars, and sometimes even more.

Maybe you have a small or large collection of coins, or maybe just a jar a change.
Either way, you should look for the rare coins on the following pages, because if you find them, they are going to be worth a lot more than their value to your bank or the Coinstar machine:

1. 1965-1970 Half Dollars

Year: 1965-1970
Face Value: $0.50
Actual Value: $2.00

These 40% silver half dollars are worth more than their cent value. These coins, which not necessarily rare, still contain silver. For this reason, the value of the metal is actually worth more in melt value than actual currency. Expect to earn 4X the value of the $.50 coin in melt value.

The Connecticut Regular Strike 1999 Quarter

Year: 1999
Face Value: $0.25
Actual Value: $25.00

This stamping “error” make Mr. Washington stand out – an unintended border around his head – makes his appearance pop. These were stamped incorrectly. Some may go for around $25, others that were more heavily imprinted may go for several thousand.

The “Double Die Liberty” 1995 Penny

Year: 1995
Face Value: $0.01
Actual Value: $50.00
Alot of coins on this list had flawed minting practices to thank for their inflated values. This “error coin” in particular was the double print of the word “Liberty.” Pay especially close attention to the “B” or “R.” Notice how it looks like there’s a double-lapping or double vision-occurrence look going on here? This flawed penny is worth north of $50 in its uncirculated condition.

The “In God We Rust” P 2005 Kansas Quarter

Year: 2005
Face Value: $0.25
Actual Value: $100.00
Rather than the famous “In God We Trust,” this quarter reads, “In God We Rust.” This error came to be from excess grease build-up in the printing machines at the mint. This fun quarter is worth $100 or so if it still resides in “mint” condition.

The “Extra Low Leaf” 2004 Wisconsin Quarter

Year: 2004
Face Value: $0.25
Actual Value: $140.00

Simply due to an extra lower leaf attached to the corn stalk on the 2004 Wisconsin quarter, this 25 cent piece can now fetch near $140. It’s believed that there are 5,500 of these coins in circulation. How these mint design errors occur, no one truly knows.

The “Extra High Lead” 2004 Wisconsin Quarter

Year: 2004
Face Value: $0.25
Actual Value: $168.00

Just like the extra lower leaf, a version of 2004 Wisconsin quarter exists in which that extra leaf now stands taller on the stalk. Look high and low, but especially high, as these higher leaf quarters are considered more rare, thus valued higher. Expect $168 or so if you find the high leaf!

The “Double Ear” 1977 Penny

Year: 1977
Face Value: $0.01
Actual Value: $450.00

Short and sweet, Abraham Lincoln is given a double earlobe on this “monstrosity.” This is not the fault of a double stamp, simply, an unintended production fluke. It may be hard to notice, but these guys are worth a cool $450.

The “Wide AM” 1999 Penny

Year: 1999
Face Value: $0.01
Actual Value: $530.00

It’s crazy how such a small error can bring you so much prosperity. In this case, the “A” and “M” on this penny are appear to be distanced far apart (all things considered). A normal penny would have these two letters essentially touching. In pre-circulated condition, this Wide AM penny can fetch near $530.

The “Godless” 2007 Presidential Dollar

Year: 2007
Face Value: $1.00
Actual Value: $1,000.00

In 2010, one of the “Godless” Presidential Dollars sold on eBay for just north of $1,000. Others, sadly, only range from $30 to $125. That being said, this new series of Presidential Dollar clearly omitted the “In God We Trust” line from the Dollar. The fallout error was highly publicized.

The “Speared Buffalo” 2005 Nickel

Year: 2005
Face Value: $0.05
Actual Value: $1,265.00

In 2010, one of these improperly minted nickels sold at auction for $1,265. The buffalo design was brought back into production in 2005 but gouges on the back of buffalo were minted errors as opposed to intended designs.

The “No Mark” 1982 Dime

Year: 1982
Face Value: $0.10
Actual Value: $1,300

For the first time in U.S. minting history, a coin with no mint mark was released into circulation. Oddly enough, a large cache of these specific dimes were at the famed Ohio amusement park – Cedar Point! Keep an eye out for these coins as some have sold for north of $1,300.

The Kennedy 1964 Silver Half Dollar – $1,500

Year: 1964
Face Value: $0.50
Actual Value: $1,500

These Kennedy Half Dollars are worth anywhere from $500 to $1500 in uncirculated condition. See, 1964 was the last year half dollars were minted from 90%+ silver. Those minted between 1965 and 1970 contained less than half of this, minted with 40% silver. After that, the dollars did not contain silver.

The Double Die 1972 Penny – $1,600

Year: 1972
Face Value: $0.01
Actual Value: $1,600
Much like the 1969 double die penny, the 1972 penny – head side – was printed twice. The “LIBERTY” and “1972” marks are most obvious regarding this error. One in near mint condition is worth over $1,600.

The Alaska Rural Rehabilitation 1935 Token – $1,750

Alaskan families that were relocated by the Federal Emergency Relocation Administration were given $10 “scrip” coins to be used as tender in government stores. Once the need for the coins has died out, the majority of them were melted down. If you’re lucky enough to find one, your .10 coin would be worth $1,750.

The Sacagawea “Cheerios” 2000 Dollar – $2,677

One year before the turn of the century, General Mills placed Sacagawea dollars in boxes of their cereal for a contest. Problem was, their design was not ready in time for their own competition, so the U.S. Mint provided a slightly altered version of the existing design. Only four of these coins have been found. If you ever come across one – consider this $1 coin to be worth an additional $2,677.

The Wheat “No Mark” Error 1937 Penny – $7,200

If you believe wheat pennies are special, you might be out of luck. However, if you find one from 1937, without the minuscule “d” marking minted in Philadelphia, you might have something on your hands… or in your pocket. The last one in mint condition sold for $7,200 in 2019.

The 2000 Sacagawea “Dollar with Errors” – $7,600

During the first minting of the 2000 Sacagawea dollar, some coins were minted on a mix of copper-nickel rather than the intended bronze. Due to this “transitional” error, these golden coins did not up being golden. In 2013, Heritage Auctions sold one of these misprints for over $7,600.

The Hawaiian Plantation Token – $11,000

Like few others on this list, the Hawaiian Plantation Token wasn’t official currency, per se. Although some were minted by the U.S. Mint, these coins were used as money on Hawaiian sugar plantations. So, while these could not be used virtually anywhere other than the plantations for which they were minted, they are still quite valuable. One sold in 2014 for over $11,000.

The Double Die, Small Date 1970 Penny – $37,000

All of these double head printed pennies with a smaller-sized date font have come out of the San Francisco mint, evident by the double stamped “S” signature. Only eight examples have ever been noticed. One in pristine, uncirculated condition can be worth $37,000.

The US Philippines 1906 Peso – $40,000

Fun history lesson: From 1901 until 1935, the U.S. occupied the Philippines. There, the U.S. Mint guided the Philippines Mint to print several coins. Just one of them was the 1906 Peso. While many were lost or melted down, the coin itself was made of pure silver. Thousands upon thousands exists today but are counterfeits or false copies. A real coin, in mint condition, sold for $40,000 in 2019.

The Double Die 1969 Penny – $45,000

The crème de la crème of extremely valuable US coins comes to you in the form of a double-stamped “head” penny. This coin was so unusual that the Secret Service believed it to be counterfeit. One in mint condition can fetch over $45,000. That’s just insane.

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