The holy grail of pennies!!

April 4, 2009 at 6:00 am (Neat Stuff)


I’ll never throw my pennies down the sewer drain without checking again! I stumbled across this in one of my random useless information quests.

The 1943 American “copper” penny. Only about 40 in existance. As the story goes, copper was in demand during war times, so they were made of steel and then coated. Apparently a few of them were punched out of copper….now they’re worth thousands!! The last one sold for about $90,000 at auction.



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