Rare Penny Might Be Worth approximately $1.7 Million 

This is a nice story about a pretty penny

A Penny that a Massachusetts teenager found in his change from lunch money could be worth as much as $1.7 million when it is auctioned off

The Lincoln penny is from 1943 and is made up of copper. It has been described as the “most famous” coin made in error, according to Heritage Auctions, which is auctioning off the coin.

This rate coin is one of 20 that were ever made and for years the U.S. government said that it didn’t existent. One of the pennies was found by Don Lutes Jr. in his school cafeteria in March 1947.

Five Most Expensive Pennies Ever Sold at Auction

Here is a list of the top five most expensive pennies ever sold at auction:

1. 1943-D type Lincoln Bronze Penny – $1.7 million

2. 1944-S Lincoln Steel Penny – $373,750

3. 1943-S Lincoln Penny made of Bronze – $282,000

4. 1909 VBD Proof Lincoln Penny – $258,500

5. 1856 Flying Eagle Penny – $172,500