4 Rare Coins That Could Be Hiding in Your Attic Right Now 

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While the chances of discovering a highly valuable and rare coin in your attic are slim, there are indeed specific coins that, while rare, could realistically be found among old collections or family heirlooms. 

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1. 1943 Copper Penny 

Most pennies from 1943 were made out of steel due to copper being needed for World War II efforts. However, a very few were mistakenly struck in copper, making them extremely rare. It's estimated that only about 40 of these coins exist. 

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2. 1969-S Lincoln Cent with a Doubled Die Obverse 

This coin features a clear doubling of the date and inscriptions on the obverse (front) side of the coin. These were created due to a misalignment during the minting process. While not as rare as some of the other coins on this list, they're still quite scarce and highly sought after by collectors.  

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3. 1970-S Small Date Lincoln Cent 

This variation of the Lincoln Cent is characterized by the "small date" feature, where the numbers in the date are closer together and smaller than on the standard coin. It was a minting variation that occurred only in some coins from the San Francisco Mint in 1970.  

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4. 2000-P Sacagawea Dollar Coin with a Wounded Eagle Reverse 

A few of these dollar coins were struck with a die gouge that creates an appearance of a "wounded" eagle on the reverse side. These coins are not as rare as historical pieces but are considered collectibles due to the error.  

For anyone who might have old coin collections or boxes of coins passed down through the family, taking a closer look could potentially reveal one of these rarities. While it's a long shot, the possibility adds an exciting element of treasure hunting to exploring old attics or inherited collections. 

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