There is a penny in circulation that's worth $85,000

posted by Megan - 

Here's what the $85,000 penny looks like:

It's a copper penny from 1943.  If you have this penny, congratulations...you are now $85,000 richer.

All pennies were cast in stainless steel that year, but some copper versions managed to sneak through by mistake. One of these pennies reportedly sold at auction in 2010 for $1.7 million. Appraisers estimate that a 1943 copper penny in average condition would bring in $60,000 at auction while mint condition would garner $85,000.  [Source]

The 1943 steel cent, also known as a steel war penny or steelie, was a variety of the U.S. one-cent coin which was struck in steel due to wartime shortages of copper~~~Wikipedia

Posted by Grits & Gravy on Wednesday, September 9, 2015

The odds of having one...or finding one...are pretty low, BUT it would still be worth checking your piggy bank just to be on the safe side :)  

Megan

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