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Hey Louisiana, you might want to peek into those pockets of yours—you could be sitting on a small fortune in the form of a rare coin! Specifically, the 1943 Lincoln copper penny—it could be worth over $20,000!

Isn't it interesting how something as common as spare change can turn out to be worth a pretty penny? It's funny how some places are reluctant to deal with coins these days, considering that some of them are worth way more than their face value! So, if you've been stashing away your pennies, it might just pay off big time.

What is the 1943 Lincoln copper penny?

Back in 1943, during World War II, the U.S. needed every bit of copper they could get to make bullets. So, Congress decided to switch up Lincoln cents, making them out of zinc-coated steel instead of copper. Now, those steel pennies aren't worth much, but here's where it gets interesting: some copper pennies were made by accident that year, and those are the ones you want to keep an eye out for—they're worth a whole bunch!

How much are the 1943 Lincoln Copper Pennies worth?

While the 1943 zinc-coated steel pennies aren't much to write home about—they're worth about 1¢ to $3 if fresh out of the mint. However, when you're looking at the 1943 Lincoln copper penny, you're looking at a whole new ball game, especially for collectors.

According to Coinsite.com, if you've got a circulated 1943 Lincoln copper penny, you could be holding onto something worth a cool $20,000 to $50,000. And if it's in mint condition it could bring in anywhere from $80,000 to $110,000!

I don't know about you, but that's enough to make me want to dig through my couch cushions.

What does a 1943 Lincoln copper penny look like?

We had to go to social media to get a picture of the 1943 Lincoln copper penny. They're that rare! Niles Coin Shop had a picture and estimates that there are only about 20 of the rare coins in existence.

Well, there you have it. Now you know what you're looking for. Good luck on your search and if you have any luck, let me know!

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