Top 11 Most Rare Pennies You Might Have in Your Collection

Apr 03, 2024

The king of rare pennies, worth up to $1.5 million. Only 484,000 were minted, making it a rare find.

1909-S VDB Penny

This penny has double images on the obverse side, making it a valuable collectible.

1955 Doubled Die Penny

During World War II, pennies were supposed to be made of zinc-coated steel, but a few copper ones slipped through. Worth over $100,000.

1943 Copper Penny

Only one aluminum penny is known to exist. It was never released to the public and is highly sought after.

1974 Aluminum Penny

An extremely rare penny with limited mintage. Valued around $2,000.

1909-S Indian Head Penny

With just 1.2 million minted, this penny carries a hefty price tag of around $500 or more in good condition.

1914-D Penny

A rare doubling error on the reverse side makes this penny highly desirable among collectors.

1958 Doubled Die Penny

The Denver mint produced this penny with a 'D' mintmark, making it a rare find for collectors.

1924-D Penny

Due to a shortage of copper during World War II, steel pennies were minted. A few copper ones were mistakenly made.

1944 Steel Penny

With only around 4 million minted, the 1911-S penny is highly sought after by collectors and can fetch a high price.

1911-S Penny

A rare variety of the 1992 penny, in which the 'A' and 'M' in 'AMERICA' are close together. Worth around $25 or more.

1992 Close AM Penny