Whoever said pennies are worthless obviously needs to learn a thing or two about the important ones. Certain pennies yield tons of money. And of course, those “certain” pennies are extremely rare.
We offer replicas of some of the rarest pennies around – all at the low price of $7.95 – $9.95 per penny. Here are some of our favorites.
1799 Draped Bust Large Cent Replica
How could a penny from 1799 be so valuable? After all, 1799 isn’t the stone ages. There was (relatively) plenty of currency minted back then.
Experts speculate that most 1799 coins were actually dated 1798. Very few coins dated “1799” actually existed. And of course, there are MUCH fewer around today.
This is you chance to score a replica of one of America’s rarest coins. A genuine one would sell for thousands of dollars today. Buy your replica here.
1877 Indian Head Cent Replica
Talk about low mintage! This coin has the second lowest mintage of any date in its series, and it’s very popular in its genuine form. Featuring a design by James B. Longacre, this coin doesn’t actually depict a Native American, but rather Lady Liberty wearing an Indian Headdress. This coin was later replaced by the Lincoln Cent in 1909. Buy your replica here.
1922 No D (Plain) Lincoln Cent Replica
This was an interesting year for minting, because no half dollars, quarters, dimes, or nickels were made. You’ll notice that other pennies made in the same era have the letter “D” underneath the year on the front. This penny obviously does not – sort of. Since several worn dies were used, the “D” can be found in some instances extremely weak, but it’s also often invisible. Buy your replica here.
1955 Double Die Obverse Lincoln Cent Replica
This coin was designed by Victor D. Brenner to commemorate the 100-year anniversary of Lincoln’s birth. The “double die” name comes from improperly manufactured dies. One of the first things you’ll notice is that the “1955” is not aligned correctly. The same goes for the other text.
Fun fact: this was also the first coin to have the motto ‘In God We Trust’ on it.
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Gary Dyner is the owner of Great American Coin Company. Connect with him on Google+.