Certain U.S. coins and bills are worth a lot of money today. Continue reading to learn which ones are valuable and how much you could get for them if you have them in your possession.
10. 1943 Lincoln Head Copper Penny
The earliest pennies consisted of 100% copper. Over the years, the U.S. began mixing metals with pennies typically made of copper and nickel. By the 1940s, however, the mint started using steel to produce them — mainly because the U.S. needed copper and nickel for war efforts.
But, in 1943, the mint mistakenly struck a batch of pennies with copper (the blanks likely remained in the press when the mint began making pennies from steel). About 20 to 40 of these 1943 Lincoln Head copper pennies exist today — and they are worth a pretty penny. One sold for $204,000 at an auction in 2019.
9. 1928 Red Seal $2 Bill
Most of us have probably had at least one $2 bill pass through our hands. But have you ever thought about how much they’re worth? Most people just marvel at the sight of the unique bill.
According to an article published by Lovemoney, the red seal $2 bills fetch pretty decent prices at auction. In fact, one sold on eBay for close to $400.
FUN FACT: There was a special set of $2 bills printed in 1928 worth far more than their face value.