The Right Coast

Editor: Thomas A. Smith
University of San Diego
School of Law

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Rare Penny Found in Boy's Lunch Money Could Fetch Up to $1.7 Million in Auction -

A rare 1943 copper Lincoln cent — found by a Massachusetts teenager in his change after he paid for lunch at a school cafeteria — is expected to fetch up to $1.7 million when it is auctioned off.

The coin, produced accidentally by the U.S. Mint, has been described as the “most famous” coin made in error, according to Heritage Auctions.


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It was only a couple of years ago that I read about some poor soul being arrested for passing a counterfeit bill. Apparently the other people involved assumed that a $2 bill was necessarily fake.

Posted by: dearieme | Jan 8, 2019 5:26:36 PM