What’s going on guys welcome to the program welcome to currency world let’s start out with a couple questions when’s the last time you look through your change I know that for me personally any change I receive ends up either somewhere under the seats in my car or in a coin jar at home well today’s video may have all of us rethinking the way we treat our spare change.
in today’s video we will be counting down the 10 most Valuable coins still in circulation before we get into it don’t forget to smash that like button subscribe and tell your friends about
currency world where we discuss everything coins and currency okay guys it’s time to empty your pockets whip out your coin jars and follow along as we discover the 10 most valuable coins that could be lurking between your couch cushions who knows you could discover that you’re a millionaire by The end of this video [Music] we’re kicking off this list at number 10 with a relatively recent coin many of you may remember collecting state quarters and maybe you even had a little map to display them in well it’s time to dig them up to see if you can find a 1999 Philadelphia Mint Connecticut broad struck quarter.
Wow that was a mouthful broad struck refers to the fact that these quarters were not Properly lined up on the minting press which resulted in the error you see right here while finding one of these may not fund your next trip to Vegas it will make you 25 dollars richer as these quarters are worth a hundred times face value up next at number nine we have an even more recent State Quarter also compliments of the Philadelphia Mint it is the 2005 Philadelphia Mint Kansas State quarter bearing the inscription in God we rust as far as I know this Particular inscription was not a religious statement by one of the mints disgruntled employees it was in fact the result of grease buildup on the coin die which worked to erase the tea from the word trust if you happen to find one of these quarters you can expect to have an extra 100 dollars of spending money.
next up on our list is the 1997 double year Lincoln penny Abraham Lincoln was undoubtedly a very peculiar looking man standing at 6 feet 4 inches tall Lincoln was remarkably tall for his time and he is actually tied with Lyndon Johnson as the tallest US president of all time however something Lincoln is not known for is for having double earlobes in 1997 the folks over at the mint seemed to have forgotten this fact and bestowed our 16th president with double year lobes the mints mistake is your gain if you happen to find one of these you will find yourself 250 dollars Richer at number 7 we have the 1982 Roosevelt dime with no mint mark as many of you might know US coins contain a letter which denotes the city of the mint where they were struck for example s mean San Francisco P indicates Philadelphia and D indicates Denver in 1982 it seems like the Philadelphia Mint forgot about putting their mint mark on some of their Roosevelt dimes while it is unclear exactly how many of these coins were released to the general Public ten thousand of these dimes were reportedly given out as change at Cedar Point Amusement Park in Sandusky Ohio.
if you happen to find one of these coins you will likely be able to cover a day at an amusement park for you and a couple of friends as they are worth as much as $300 coming in at number six we have the 2005 speared bison Jefferson nickel this coins moniker comes from what appears to Be a spear going through the side of the Bison which can be observed on the back of this coin this error was likely due to a deep scratch on the die at the time these coins were minted aside from being a very cool design flaw a Denver Mint example of this nickel sold for an amazing one thousand two hundred and sixty-five dollars in 2010 at number five we have another state quarter making an appearance on our list it is the 2004 Wisconsin state quarter with an Extra leaf Wisconsin quarters themselves are by no means rare or valuable as over 453 million were minted in 2004 however of these millions a few thousand have an extra leaf on the husk of the corn depicted on the back of the quarter it has been speculated that a mint worker deliberately changed the dies that resulted in this unique design element.
if you happen to live in Arizona you should be particularly vigilant as 5000 of these quarters have been discovered In Tucson these quarters can be worth as much as one thousand four hundred and ninety-nine dollars depending on condition which goes to show that it pays to look through those quarters you have laying around the house up next at number four is the 1955 double die Lincoln penny here it is guys take a look no you are not seeing double this penny is a result of an error in the minting process that resulted in the seemingly double stamped image somewhere Between 20,000 and 24,000 of these pennies were released into circulation if you are lucky enough to find one of these pennies it could be worth as much as $3,000 quite a pretty penny indeed at number three we have another rare Lincoln penny it is the 1992 close a and penny.
take a look at the back of this penny we see what makes this penny extra special it is the spacing between the a and the M in the united states of america inscription across the top as You can see here when compared to a regular penny the a and the M are closer than usual there are very few examples of this particular error known to exist and as a result an example from the Philadelphia Mint was sold on eBay for a whopping twenty four thousand 56 dollars and 63 cents Wow guys were really starting to get into the big money now the second most valuable coin you can find in your pocket change is the 1969 s Lincoln penny with a double dyad verse This coins claim to fame is that it was once featured on America’s most-wanted list by the FBI when these coins were released the US government believed them to be counterfeit and began confiscating them.
it is believed that less than a hundred of these pennies were ever produced if you are lucky enough to stumble upon one of these you’re in for a real treat one of these pennies was auctioned off in 2008 for an amazing 126 thousand five hundred dollars not bad Right alright guys we did it we’ve reached number one while you might not think there is anything particularly remarkable about a standard Lincoln copper penny a 1943 copper penny is something that is just that by 1943 the United States was over a year into World War two and the government was rationing copper for the war effort as a result the 1943 pennies were made out of steel and coated with zinc however a copper batch was accidentally created needless To say the 1943 copper pennies are extremely rare and valuable in fact a 1943 copper penny struck at the Denver Mint set the record for the most expensive penny ever sold when it was auctioned off in 2010 for a whopping $1,700,000.
it is believed that there are still a few floating around in circulation if you are lucky enough to find one of these pennies you will be at least $10,000 richer and perhaps even a millionaire if you guys are interested In learning more about valuable pennies in particular make sure to check out the video linked above where I count down the 15 most valuable pennies of all time so there you have it guys who knew that your pocket change could potentially fund your retirement it just goes to show that it’s not just bitcoins that can buy Lamborghini before you start tearing apart your house looking for lost change.