Often overlooked because of minute differences, there are quite a few fairly valuable U.S. coins that can still be found in pocket change. Learn which coins to look for, their value, and what makes them valuable.
The 1969-s cent is very rare because at one time they were confiscated by the Secret Service due to many counterfeits on the market. However, the counterfeits have the wrong mint mark and are easily spotted.
How to Spot It:
Look for obvious doubling of the entire “heads” side (obverse) except for the mint mark. If the mint mark is doubled it is probably a case of strike doubling rather than a doubled die and isn’t worth much.
Approximate Value: $35,000 or more in EF-40 condition or better.