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The Most Valuable Pennies Of All Time

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The penny has been part of US currency almost as long as the country has been independent. In fact, the first "Fugio cent" was designed by Benjamin Franklin. Since the very beginning, the images on the penny have symbolized the spirit of the country. There has been talk in recent years of doing away with the penny as we move toward a more cashless society, but we're not quite there yet.

As with anything that's mass-produced, some mistakes have crept into the penny's circulation. Those coins are hard to come by, but if you have one, you may be in line for a real financial windfall. Maybe you have a collectible in a bowl or piggy bank you've forgotten about. Here's a list of the most valuable pennies out there to help you spot that one-of-a-kind gem.

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