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If I Had a Nickel For Every Penny Saved, I’d Be Rich…

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Adam Johnston

Give me a bottle of bourbon and half a chicken, and I’ll conquer the world! My job is to make sure that everyone else does their job, which has to be the easiest job in the world considering the brilliant, hard-working people we have in our Flock. My ultimate goal is to run a company that people are proud to work for. I’m an avid statesman, adventurer, Burner, Broadway aficionado, athlete, and I wear my Cole Haans as often as my cowboy boots. It’s a wonderful life.All Posts

Over 30 years ago, The Goonies inspired a generation of treasure-seekers after a rag-tag bunch of kids discovered one of One-Eyed Willie’s 1632 Spanish doubloons in their attic. I remember immediately thinking I could find a rare coin or artifact in my basement, but all that turned up was some old “wheat” pennies, which I promptly dropped into the nearest coin-operated candy and sticker machines I found.


In hindsight, maybe one of those worthless pennies was actually worth something.


1944 Steel Wheat Penny – Only a few of these may have made it into circulation, but the numismatic value of this coin is over $100,000.


1913 Liberty Head V Nickel – Valued at between $3.5 million and $4.4 million, only 5 known copies of this five-cent piece exist


1874 Liberty Seated Dime – Seemingly featuring Lady Liberty using the ladies room, this coin can snag as much as $115,000 at auction.


1804 Draped Bust Quarter – With a little cleavage showing and valued at up to $157,000, this quarter is hard to find, but even in poor condition is worth far more than the silver content value of just $3.


1838 Capped Bust Half-Dollar – These rare coins are valued up to $750,000 and were only issued from the New Orleans Mint.


1893 Morgan Silver Dollar – With only 100,000 ever minted and many having been melted down for their silver, this coin is valued at over $500,000 at auction.


What’s the most valuable coin you’ve ever had? Leave us a message in the comments!