7 Hidden Treasures in Your Pocket Change Worth Over $200,000

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1. 1943 Copper Penny 

Due to a wartime metal conservation effort, most pennies in 1943 were made of steel. However, a few were mistakenly struck on copper planchets left over from the previous year. A genuine 1943 copper penny can fetch well over $200,000, depending on its condition. 

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2. 1913 Liberty Head Nickel 

Only five of these nickels were ever produced, making them some of the most coveted and valuable coins in U.S. numismatics. One in pristine condition sold for over $3 million, far surpassing the $200,000 mark. 

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3. 1955 Double Die Penny 

This error coin features noticeable doubling in the date and inscriptions on the obverse side. Its unique error makes it highly sought after, with values often exceeding $200,000 for coins in top condition. 

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4. 1870-S Silver Dollar 

The San Francisco Mint produced only a handful of these coins, and their exact mintage is unknown. They are incredibly rare and valuable, with one selling for over $1 million at auction. 

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5. 2000 Sacagawea Dollar / Washington Quarter Mule 

This error coin features the obverse of a state quarter and the reverse of a Sacagawea dollar. It's one of the few modern coins to fetch a high price, with examples selling for over $200,000. 

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6. 1794 Flowing Hair Silver Dollar 

Considered the first silver dollar issued by the U.S. Mint, its historical significance and rarity make it extremely valuable. A well-preserved example sold for over $10 million, making it one of the most expensive coins ever sold. 

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7. 1894-S Barber Dime 

With only 24 minted and a handful known to exist, the 1894-S Barber dime is a legendary rarity. One of these dimes in high grade can sell for over $1.5 million. 

7 Hidden Treasures: Coins in Your Wallet Worth More Than You Think