5 Most Valuable American Coins Still In Circulation

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The 1943 Lincoln Bronze Penny

One of the most sought-after coins, rare 1943 Lincoln pennies are mistakenly struck in bronze instead of zinc-coated steel. This error occurred during World War II when copper was strictly rationed for the war effort, making these bronze pennies highly prized by collectors today.

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2004 Wisconsin State Quarter

Featuring an extra leaf on the ear of corn, the 2004 Wisconsin State Quarter has become a collector's item due to the error in production. This additional leaf was not part of the original design, making the error quarters valuable to both coin enthusiasts and collectors alike.

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2005 Minnesota State Quarter

A misprinted quarter featuring an extra tree on the state's reverse side, the 2005 Minnesota State Quarter fetches high values among collectors. This error occurred during the minting process, resulting in a unique and sought-after variant of the Minnesota State Quarter.

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2005 Kansas State Quarter

An error quarter with the "IN GOD WE RUST" motto instead of "IN GOD WE TRUST", the 2005 Kansas State Quarter is highly valuable to collectors. This minting error, where the word "TRUST" was partially obscured, adds to the coin's rarity and desirability among numismatists.

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1970-S Small Date Lincoln Penny

The small date variant of the 1970-S Lincoln penny is highly valuable, often fetching significant sums at auctions. This penny is distinguished by the smaller size of the numbers in the date "1970," making it a prized addition to any coin collection.

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1982 No Mint Mark Roosevelt Dime

Minted in Philadelphia without a mint mark, the 1982 No Mint Mark Roosevelt Dime is rare and highly sought after by collectors. This error occurred during the minting process, resulting in a small number of dimes without the customary "P" mint mark, making them valuable numismatic treasures.

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2005 California State Quarter

An error quarter featuring an extra dot on the coin's face, the 2005 California State Quarter increases its value among numismatists. This additional dot, caused by a minting error, distinguishes the coin from its regular counterparts, making it a prized possession for collectors.

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1983-D Lincoln Penny

Certain 1983-D pennies were struck with a double die error, making them highly valuable to coin collectors. This error occurred during the minting process, resulting in a doubling effect on certain elements of the coin's design, such as the date and lettering.

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2005 Oregon State Quarter

An error quarter featuring a rotated die, the 2005 Oregon State Quarter is highly desirable for coin enthusiasts. This minting error caused the design on the coin to be misaligned with the surface, creating a unique and sought-after variant of the Oregon State Quarter.

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1999 Wide AM Lincoln Penny

Pennies from 1999 featuring a wide AM in "AMERICA" are rare and valuable due to a minting error. This error occurred when the mint accidentally used a proof die intended for proof coins on regular circulation pennies, resulting in a wider spacing between the letters "A" and "M" in the word "AMERICA."

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1972 Eisenhower Dollar

Some 1972 Eisenhower dollars were struck on silver planchets, making them valuable collectibles. This error occurred when a small number of Eisenhower dollars were struck on planchets intended for silver coins, adding to their rarity and appeal among collectors.

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2004-D Wisconsin State Quarter

An error quarter featuring an additional leaf on the corn stalk, the 2004-D Wisconsin State Quarter leads to increased value among collectors. This error occurred during the minting process, resulting in an extra leaf being struck onto the design of the coin

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