Copper Lincoln pennies could be worth $840,000

If a coin has a specific year on it, you might have a piece that is worth hundreds of thousands of dollars.

Included in this are the wheat ears, memorial cent, and union shield on the back.

The most significant one, according to coin collector Treasure Town, is the one with the wheat ears reverse.

He has revealed how one of your Lincoln pennies could be worth up to $840,000 this time.

Any 1943-dated copper Lincoln cent is what you should be on the lookout for.

You may be asking yourself, "What's so special about his one?" since virtually every coin featuring the 16th President features copper in any case.

Copper, which was required for the war effort, was scarce in 1943, according to Treasure Town.

The Mint made them out of steel as a substitute, therefore. A few of them were made of copper, though only a few.

For the 1943 copper cents, the following reported mintage is given: Philadelphia, 1943, unmarked bronze coin: 20 San Francisco, California, 1943; bronze; five A bronze medal from 1943 (D, Denver):

Therefore, the likelihood is that if you do find one, it will be worth thousands.

The 1943-D piece is the rarest, though.

In a January 2021 auction, a penny certified in the "MS64BN" grade fetched $840,000, according to Professional Coin Grading Service.