4 Rare Coins That Could Be Hiding in Your Attic Right Now

1972 doubled die obverse Lincoln Memorial cent

Some 1972 Lincoln Memorial Cents had an embarrassing error when the U.S. Mint released them.Experts estimate 20,000 mistake coins were accidentally made with Abe's profile's “Liberty” on the left and “1972” on the right twice.

One of these mistake coins started at $1 on eBay.com but sold for $325 after 49 bids, according to The U.S. Sun in September 2021. The news site noted that this penny's tint may have made it more valuable.

2004 D Wisconsin quarter, Extra Leaf Low variety

The 2004 Wisconsin quarter depicts a cow, cheese wheel, and corn ear. One version is worth much more than 25 cents.The “Extra Leaf Low” quarter has a left-side corn leaf that touches the cheese wheel due to its lower position.

Some have claimed that someone sabotaged the die before manufacturing, however Coin World reports the U.S. Mint found that the faulty coins were manufactured by accident.

Sacagawea Cheerios dollar

A box of your favorite cereal may have contained this uncommon coin in early 2000.The U.S. Mint included a 2000 Lincoln penny inside 10 million boxes of Cheerios, 5,500 of which had the Sacagawea dollar, to promote its new “Golden Dollar”.

2008-W silver eagle reverse of 2007

Coin World reports that the U.S. Mint issued 47,000 uncirculated 2008-W American Eagle silver coins with 2007 reverse dies.A change in lettering is noticeable. 

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