Examine Your Change: Six of the Most Priceless Coins in Use  

During World War II, copper was needed for the war effort, prompting the U.S. Mint to produce pennies from steel coated with zinc. 

Most of these pennies are common, but a few were mistakenly struck on bronze planchets intended for 1942.  

The U.S. Mint's 50 State Quarters program was a collector’s dream, but the 2004 Wisconsin quarter is especially notable. 

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There are two varieties of this error – the "high leaf" and the "low leaf" – both of which significantly increase the coin’s value.  

Most modern pennies have a narrow "AM" in "AMERICA" on the reverse side. 

This error is subtle but can add considerable value to the penny. Collectors are willing to pay between $500 and $1,500 for these unique specimens. 

The Eisenhower dollar, also known as the "Ike" dollar, is often overlooked by collectors.  

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