Pennies can be lucky, especially if they’re 1943 copper wheat pennies. They are going for up to $85,000 at auction.
Only a few such pennies were ever minted and released into the coin supply by mistake, according to CoinTrackers.
Pennies made in 1943 were supposed to be minted as steel pennies or war pennies, KTRK reported. Coin analysts suggested that copper plates might have been tested or mixed in with other steel plates from 1942, resulting in this error.
Source: New York Post