Last month a very special Lincoln Penny minted in 1992 sold for over $20,000 at a Heritage Auction Galleries sale. As common as 1992 pennies are, this was no ordinary penny to say the least. This specimen was the rare "Close AM" variety in uncirculated condition and was graded as MS-64 by Professional Coin Grading Service. Due to a mix-up at the mint back in 1992, a different die was used for the reverse of the coin before it was supposed to be used starting in 1993. A limited quantity of these coins escaped into circulation. Be sure to check your pocket change and see if you have this or any other Lincoln cent key dates, rarities and varieties in your possession.
Image courtesy of: Heritage Auction Galleries
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