If you have any old pennies at home, check them all carefully.
#5 Pennies are worth more than a single cent
An old-fashioned penny that you might have chucked out, not realising its worth, can give you a whole lot of money.
The copper pennies during 1943, that were regulated to conserve copper as America was at war, have a lot of value. Steel pennies are also valuable and are rare but what copper pennies of 1943 under any circumstance can fetch you even $85,000 and many other opportunities, check out.
#4 Spot it out…!
To a common eye, these pennies would look like every other but these have a mistake on them that marks them different and rare. Usually, we try to get rid of our change and don’t even look at it closely. But not anymore
Solid copper coins from 1943 are very very rare and expensive, now onwards keep your eyes on coins that are decades old, maybe you’ll find a true gem.
#3 Rising Cost
1982 marked the year when there was a high rise in the copper prices and seeing this rise, the material copper had to be changed.
It was 1982 that marked the change of era and solid copper coins were stopped from then on. Prior to this year, all pennies were made from copper veneer.
Read on to know other valuable pennies that can fetch you money.
#2 The WWII
The period from 1943-1944, when America was busy in WWII with its enemy countries Europe and Asia, the U.S Mint decided to make the new coins on stainless steel.
There will be many instances when you will come across silver toned pennies. These pennies have their own individual importance as it marks the time of WWII.
#1 Unsuccessful Experiment
The steel pennies were soon called off as these stainless steel is magnetic in nature and caused a whole lot of problems with the vending machines, unlike copper.
Take a good look at the coins and check using a magnet, you might have one at home that fits the bill!