8 Rare Coins That Can Make You Rich

1967 Kennedy Half Dollar

Auction record: $6,995. Notable for missing mint mark due to U.S. Mint s strategy to limit coin hoarding from 1965 to 1967, honoring President John F. Kennedy.

1925-S Lincoln Penny

Auction record: $54,625. Valuable San Francisco wheat cent highly sought after by collectors for its date and mint significance.

1932-D Washington Quarter

Auction record: $143,750. Commemorative quarter marking George Washington s bicentennial, highly recognized until the 50 state quarters series began in 1999.

1943-S Jefferson Nickel

Auction record: $9,000. Part of war-time silver nickels minted from 1942 to 1945, with over 100 million circulated and many saved by collectors.

1909-S VDB Penny

Auction record: $168,000. Popular due to designer Victor David Brenner s initials (VDB) on the coin, later removed, with only 484,000 issued.

1983 1C Doubled Die Reverse Penny

Auction record: $7,050. Sold for over $7,000 in 2017, notable for its lack of mint mark and doubled die reverse error, with only 5,000 of 7.7 billion pennies having this error.

1968 No S Roosevelt Dime

Auction record: $40,250. Sold for more than $40,000 in 2008, rare for being the first proof coin struck without the S mint mark due to an early process mistake.

1916 Doubled Die Buffalo Nickel

Auction record: $281,750. Extremely rare with a doubled 1916 date error, designed by James Earle Fraser, minted from 1913 to 1938.