Next time you pick up a penny, check the date. If it's from 1984 or 1997, grab a magnifying glass, cuz' you need to check to see if Abe Lincoln has a double ear lobe. A second ear lobe on Abe could be worth (should I say, "a pretty penny"? Um...no.) Anyway, a good example of a 1984 penny with this flaw is worth between $150 and $300.

I won't bore you with any more details.

Here's the website with the photo showing what to look for.

Here's another website that also explains the situation, with details about other valuable common coins.

 

Good luck!

 

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