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10 Coins You May Still Have That Are Worth Thousands Of Dollars

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Back in the day, most coins were just chump change, but now some of the little details in these vintage or rare coins can fatten up your wallet with bills instead of pocket change.

You probably have more of a chance owning at least one of these coins than winning the lottery.

Go rummage in your coin jar, wallet, under your couch cushions, in your drawers, under your car seat, and anywhere else that you may find some "worthless" change.

If you find any of these coins below, visit a coin appraiser and they'll let you know if you got the real thing.

1. 1894-S Barber Dime

Only nine 1894-S Barber dimes are said to exist, and they are so rare that they're worth millions of dollars.

2. 1913 Liberty Head Nickel

The Liberty head, Shield, and the Buffalo nickel are each worth a few thousand dollars. If you own any nickels that look vintage, are from the 19th or 20th century, and have a face on it, your best bet is to visit a coin appraiser and get a second opinion.

3. 1943 Lincoln Head Copper Penny

In the '40s, the U.S. Mint made pennies out of steel, then coated them zinc, but this special coin was made out of copper. Real 1943 Lincoln head copper pennies can be worth up to $10,000, but those fake ones circulating around are only worth what they are meant to be.

4. 1955 Double Die Penny

This coin is supposed to look just like it does in the photo above: blurry. The double image was created after a slight askew alignment during the minting process. In 1955, only a few thousand doubled die pennies were released, mostly given as change from cigarette vending machines. If this coin is in decent condition, it could be worth $1,800.

5. 1970-S Proof Washington Quarter

What you should look for here is the "S" on the head side, which indicates that it was made in San Francisco, and on the tail side look for the year "1941" printed upside down above the word "Dollar." The quarter has been previously put up for auction for $35,000!

Keep going to see the ones from the '90s to the early 2000s. There's more of a chance you have one of these in your change jar.

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