Pennies aren’t the most useful coin out there; a single cent doesn’t buy you much these days!
But an old-fashioned copper penny might be a worth a whole lot more than you realize.
The same way that certain 1970 quarters are worth a lot of money, specific one-cent coins can be worth a pretty penny.
Copper pennies from 1943 are some of the most valuable coins on the market.
To the untrained eye, they look like any other penny. However, they have a mistake on them formed during the printing process that make them very rare. Stumbling on one of these coins is a truly unique and exciting occasion.
During 1943, America was at war and copper was strictly regulated. To conserve copper for the war effort, the country decided to strike all new pennies on stainless steel.
Steel pennies are a rarity in their own right — more on…
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