When checking your jar change, there is one specific error that you need to watch out for. Die errors, incorrect planchets, and off-center errors are a few examples of frequent mistakes.
The double die error is one of them, and a coin collector on TikTok has shown how to identify one on a particular Lincoln penny.
On a number of coins, a double die error can be found. But a 1970-dated inclusion on a penny might be especially valuable.
The duplicate of specific elements on the coin is the error. Look for a S mintmark, which stands for San Francisco, on any 1970 dates you may come across.
The coin expert said, "If you look closely at the date, the words "Liberty," and "In God We Trust," and you see them being doubled, you have found it.
All of the doubling errors are on the obverse. To the right of Lincoln's body, the date and the mintmark are visible.
On the left center of the obverse, closer to Lincoln's neck, is the word Liberty. Above Lincoln's head, at the top, is the phrase "In God we Trust."
If you're fortunate enough to find one of these pennies, it might be worth between $1,000 and $2,000, according to The TikToker.
Professional Coin Grading Service's auctions indicate that the item's value could be anywhere between $3,000 and slightly more than $24,000.
A 1970-S penny with an MS 66 grade that was auctioned in January 2001 brought in a total of $24,150.