If you are of a certain age, there is a good chance that your home contains a bucket or jar filled with loose change.  Instead of carrying around pounds of pennies, nickels, dimes, and quarters, you just dump all those coins into it at the end of the day.

Eventually, if you are old school, you will take the time to roll those coins and turn them in for paper money.  Or if you are younger, you'll probably just dump the change into a CoinStar machine.

Right now, though, it is not a priority.

Maybe it should be a priority.

Acton Crawford / Unsplash
Acton Crawford / Unsplash

According to a post on the CNN website, there is a certain penny that could be worth over $100,000!

The 2019 article explains that a man from Massachusetts was able to sell a rare 1943 penny for $130,000.

What made the penny so rare?  During World War II, most pennies were made from zinc because copper was needed for the war effort.

The article explains:

All US pennies were supposed to be made of zinc-coated steel that year to conserve the copper needed for wartime essentials like shell casings and telephone wire, according to Heritage Auctions, a Dallas-based auction house. But a small number of copper pennies were created by mistake. Only a few of them exist today, making them special to coin collectors.

Heritage Auctions regularly facilitates the auction of rare coins.

Maybe you have been holding onto a coin that is worth tens of thousands of dollars.  When you get a second, take a look through that change jar.  You could be sitting on a fortune!

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