5 Rare Coins That Made Headlines: Unbelievable Stories

1913 Liberty Head Nickel

With only five in existence, you can make a lot of money if you locate one in your drawer. This sold for $4.2 million last year at auction. The Walton Nickel may not be seen again for decades, according to experts.

Five Liberty nickels were illegally manufactured after the U.S. Mint replaced it with the Indian Head nickel in 1912. The coins' existence was unknown until 1919.

The 1787 Fugio Cent

On top of all the other things he did, Benjamin Franklin came up with money. The Fugio cent from 1787 is sometimes called a Franklin cent, and it is thought to be the first coin used in the United States.

1969-S Lincoln Cent With a Doubled Die Obverse

A Texas woman found one in 2014. The Secret Service had confiscated earlier versions until the U.S. Mint verified them, so this was surprise. The penny sells online for hundreds to thousands of dollars.

1955 Double Die Lincoln Penny

The Spruce says this is one of the most famous mistake coins the U.S. Mint makes. A few weeks ago, one of these coins sold at an eBay sale for more than $2,000.

1983 Penny With No Mint Mark

Blake Alma of CoinHub says that this very rare penny could sell for as much as $7,000. This penny seems to be one of a kind because it doesn't have a mint mark, which is a mark on the front of every coin that shows where it was made.

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