People rarely use cash anymore, and it’s even more rare to pay any attention to the coins you get back. Those coins usually get tossed in an old coffee tin or other container and forgotten about until you need to make a trip to the laundromat or the arcade. You could have a small fortune hiding in those coins that you don’t even know about! Some coins are extremely valuable, especially rare ones. It all depends on the year they came out, how they were produced, and historical circumstances. Some particularly rare coins can go for as much as $20 million! You definitely don’t want to miss out on this list because we’re going to go into detail about all the valuable coins that could be hiding in your home. Get your change and get ready to start looking through the coins to find your fortune!
1972 Doubled Die Obverse Lincoln Memorial Cent
If you didn’t know any better, you’d likely never look twice at this penny. The U.S. Mint released this penny in 1972, but some of the pennies had an embarrassing error. When you look at the words “Lincoln” and “Liberty,” you can see a doubled impression of both words. This makes the coin extremely rare and valuable, as only an estimated 20,000 of these cents were released with this very specific error. Back in September 2021, someone listed one of these coins on eBay for $1. It ended up selling for over $300! Always remember to check your pennies.