7 Coins with Hidden Features Only Experts Know About

Of course! There are some things about these seven coins that only experts might know:  

As a mistake, the Philadelphia Mint made a few pennies in 1992 with a close AM design on the back that were meant for test sets. People who collect pennies are very interested in these ones where the letters "A" and "M" in "AMERICA" touch.  

1. 1992 Close AM Penny

Because of a mistake on the dies used during the minting process, some 2004 Wisconsin state quarters have an extra leaf on the ear of corn. Collectors may be willing to pay a lot of money for these mistake coins.  

2. 2004 Wisconsin State Quarter

On the front of the 1969-S Lincoln cent, you can see that the letters and date have been duplicated. The words "IN GOD WE TRUST" and the year "1969" stand out the most because they are doubled.  

3. 1969-S Doubled Die Lincoln Cent

Some of the Roosevelt dimes that were made in 1982 by the Philadelphia Mint did not have mint marks on them. The only thing that sets these coins apart from Denver Mint coins is that they don't have a mint mark on them.  

4. 1982 No Mint Mark Roosevelt Dime

The back of the 2005-P Bison nickel has a large die cut or die break that goes through the bison's body. This is what makes it unique and different from other nickels.  

5. 2005-P Bison Nickel

Like the 1969-S Doubled Die cent, the 1972 Lincoln cent has obvious doubling in the date and letters on the front. People who collect coins often look for these ones because they look different.  

6. 1972 Double Die Lincoln Cent

To mark the 200th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln's birth, the Philadelphia Mint made a special set of Lincoln cents in 2009. On the back of the 2009-P Formative Years cent, there is a wood cabin to represent Lincoln's early years in Kentucky.  

7. 2009-P Formative Years Lincoln Cent

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