4 Iconic American Coins and Their Surprising Worth Today

1913 Liberty Head Nickel

With only five in existence, you can make a lot of money if you locate one in your drawer. This sold for $4.2 million last year at auction. The Walton Nickel may not be seen again for decades, according to experts.

Five Liberty nickels were illegally manufactured after the U.S. Mint replaced it with the Indian Head nickel in 1912. The coins' existence was unknown until 1919.

The 1787 Fugio Cent

On top of all the other things he did, Benjamin Franklin came up with money. The Fugio cent from 1787 is sometimes called a Franklin cent, and it is thought to be the first coin used in the United States.

Only 398,577 of this coin were struck in 1787. This coin has an interesting history and might be worth hundreds or thousands, depending on its condition, at aucti

1955 Double Die Lincoln Penny

This is one of the most popular U.S. Mint mistake coins, per The Spruce. One of these coins sold for nearly $2,000 on eBay.A manufacturing fault doubled the die design during hubbing.

1969-S Lincoln Cent With a Doubled Die Obverse

A Texas woman found one in 2014. The Secret Service had confiscated earlier versions until the U.S. Mint verified them, so this was surprise. The penny sells online for hundreds to thousands of dollars.

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