Trending: Million Dollar Penny

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A penny is only worth one cent, but not this one found in Massachusetts in 1947.

Less than 20 of the rare 1943 Lincoln Pennies were ever made, and that was due to an error.

During World War II, Pennies were supposed to be made of steel, because copper was needed for other uses.

A handful of the coins were mistakenly pressed with copper, and Don Lutes, Jr. discovered one of them in his change from his Massachusetts High School Lunch back in 1947.

He kept it in his collection since then, but passed away in September. The Penny is now up for auction and as of Wednesday morning, the bid is up to $120,000.

The auction ends on Thursday. A similar penny sold for more than $1.7 million in 2010.

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