Coin collectors love pennies, whether they depict legendary characters, majestic animals, or former presidents.
In the meantime, coins from before 1909 are fetching huge prices online.
Based on recently concluded eBay listings, we describe the most valuable one-cent coins that are still in circulation in this article.
Typically, coins with a low mintage or an error are the most valuable.
Based on recently concluded eBay auctions, the oldest penny still in use is the most valuable.
1793 Wreath Cent
The most expensive one-cent coin bought on eBay so far this summer was a 1793 Wreath Cent that went for $5,849.99 in July.
The front of the coin depicts Liberty with flowing hair, and the back shows her wearing a wreath of vines.
These antique coins may be worth much more than that sale price, depending on their condition.
Circulated 1793 Wreath Cents are valued up to $52,800 by the Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) in approximately uncirculated condition.
More than a century of Lincoln pennies have been in use, and the 16th president is depicted on a huge variety of priceless coins
The 1909-S VDB penny is the most valuable Lincoln cent, though.
In June, one of these rare coins attracted five bids and sold for $2,500 on eBay.
Since May 20, at least eight additional circulated 1909-S VDB pennies have sold for more than $1,750 on eBay.
A coin that was in mint uncirculated condition sold for $14,900 in July after receiving an astounding 65 bids.