5 Copper Coins Worth Money

1943 Wheat Penny (Bronze Cent Strike) The CoinValue website deems this the “rarest and most valuable wheat penny with an error.” It's the most expensive wheat penny sale at $1.7 million, but it's worth $2.3 million in uncirculated mint condition.

1982-D Copper Small Date Lincoln Penny Several factors make this coin unusual. First, it has numerical inaccuracies. Second, CoinValue reports that the U.S. Mint struck “leftover copper planchets” with zinc to make the 1982 error. From $10,000 to $30,000 and more.

1909-S VDB A Lincoln Penny According to The Spruce Crafts, the U.S. Mint replaced the Indian Head penny with the Lincoln cent in 1909. Just under 500,000 of these pennies were produced until the Treasury Department “demanded that the initials be removed,

1872 Indian Head Penny Over 4 million were minted, and most were circulated. According to The Spruce Crafts, “exceptional condition” makes some coins of this period rare. Some valuable examples are so well kept that the vivid red-copper color remains.

1969 Lincoln Penny-Double Die Obverse Another MS-64 coin worth $126,500 is mostly owing to double the date and writing on the obverse. The errors were found in 1970. The Spruce Crafts reported that the U.S. government confiscated these coins as counterfeit.