9 Rare Coins That Can Make You Rich

The 1967 Kennedy Half Dollar auction set a record at $6,995. The U.S. Mint intentionally omitted mint markings from 1965 to 1967 coins to reduce coin hoarding, making this uncommon coin notable.

The 1925-S Lincoln Penny auction record was $54,625.   The 1925-S pennies are precious, so coin collectors like this San Francisco wheat cent.  

1932-D Washington Quarter auction record: $143,750 The U.S. Mint released this George Washington bicentennial quarter. This design was famous worldwide until the Mint began the 50 state quarters series in 1999.  

1943-S Jefferson Nickel Auction record: $9,000 Wartime silver nickels from 1942 to 1945 include this one. Over 100 million Mint pieces were in circulation, and collectors saved many.  

Auction record: $168,000 for 1909-S VDB Penny. Its unusual story makes this Lincoln penny popular. Like many coin designers of the day, Victor David Brenner wrote his whole name in tiny letters.

1983 1C doubled The Die Reverse Penny auction record was $7,050. No mint mark makes this uncommon coin collectible, and it sold for nearly $7,000 at an auction in 2017. The face of the coin lacks a mint mark, therefore it cannot reveal where it was manufactured.  

1968 No S Roosevelt Dime auction record: $40,250 This rare coin sold for about $40,000 in 2008. This dime is unique because the Mint unintentionally struck the first proof coin without the S mint mark. The San Francisco Mint likely spotted the error early.  

1916 Doubled The Buffalo Nickel auction record was $281,750. Due to the double 1916 date error, collectors value this unusual coin. Whatever condition, it's worth thousands. The 1913–1938 series was designed by James Earle Fraser.

1944-D Lincoln Penny: Auction record: $115,000. Only two dates with zinc-coated steel exist, therefore this rare cent went for six figures. The 1944 model is rarer than the 1943 one. Since 1944 brought copper back to the Lincoln Wheat Penny, steel versions are rare.