3 Little-Known Coins That Could Be Hiding in Your Pocket Worth Thousands

Keep an eye out the next time you dig through your spare change to pay for coffee or laundry. A single coin might be worth a lot of money.

Funny mistakes were made on some of these coins by accident, and no one noticed until it was too late. Other runs were mostly destroyed, so the ones that made it were quickly turned into collectibles.

The U.S. Mint put out the 1972 Lincoln Memorial Cent in 1972, but some of them had a mistake that was pretty embarrassing.

The error coins had the words "Liberty" on the left and "1972" on the right of Abe's profile printed twice. About 20,000 of these coins were made by mistake.

In 2004, Wisconsin made a quarter that looks like a cow, a wheel of cheese, and an ear of corn. One type, on the other hand, is worth a lot more than 25 cents.

One more leaf is added to the left side of the ear of corn on the "Extra Leaf Low" quarter. This leaf is lower and touches the cheese wheel.

To promote its new "Golden Dollar," the U.S. Mint put a 2000 Lincoln cent inside 10 million boxes of Cheerios. The Sacagawea dollar was also inside 5,500 of those boxes.

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