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The most valuable coins in circulation, valued at up to $13,100, including Washington and Lincoln

EVERYONE probably has a coin in circulation somewhere – and you might be shocked to learn that it could be valuable.

A coin in circulation could mean quite a few things, but generally it’s a type of condition that collectors refer to.

It is possible that your coins are worth hundreds - even thousands

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It is possible that your coins are worth hundreds – even thousands

Circulation coins were minted and released into general circulation by the Mint for the purpose of everyday transactional use.

Some examples of notes in circulation are very good (VG), fine (F), extremely fine (XF or EF), and about uncirculated (AU).

Uncirculated coins, on the other hand, were issued to the public but were not intended for everyday use.

Instead, these are more collectible and will not show signs of wear like circulating pieces.

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But thankfully, some of these could be worth hundreds — or even thousands.

These may be coins that you are used to seeing or using every day, depicting Presidents Abraham Lincoln and George Washington.

The value may depend on a number of factors including low mintage, errors or state of preservation.

Below we show some of the most valuable pieces in circulation.

1893 Morgan Silver Dollar – $13,100

Only 100,000 1893 S Morgan Dollar coins were minted

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Only 100,000 1893 S Morgan Dollar coins were minted

The 1893-S Morgan Silver Dollar is the rarest piece in the series and can be worth thousands.

The S, representing the San Francisco mint location, can be found at the bottom of the coin’s reverse.

The biggest reason the piece with an S mark is so valuable is its low mintage of 100,000.

“The 1893-S is the rarest of all higher grade Morgan dollars,” wrote David Bowers, a numismatic author, in a description of the coin on the Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) website.

He added: “The 1893-S is not an ‘impossible’ rarity because thousands of worn examples survive.”

Last week, after a whopping 113 bids, one sold for more than $13,000.

The coin has been certified in “AU Details” by PCGS.

1924 Buffalo Nickel – $5,600

The S mark is under the "five cents" on the back side

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The S mark is below the “five cents” on the back

Before the Jefferson nickel came into circulation, the Buffalo Indian nickel was the preferred five-cent denomination for Americans.

Some of these nickels, minted between 1913 and 1938, could also sell for thousands.

One of them is the 1924-S nickel.

The 1924-S piece has one of the lowest reported print runs in the series at just over 1.4 million pieces.

In comparison, the average mintage of a Buffalo nickel is nearly 19 million, according to Coin Mintages.

For example, a coin in a February listing sold for a total of $5,600 after 69 bids.

The seller marked the coin with “AU++” in the heading.

1909 Lincoln penny – $2,146

The VBD-S Penny is the lowest edition in the Lincoln series

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The VBD-S Penny is the lowest edition in the Lincoln series

The 1909 date started the Lincoln penny series, but that didn’t prevent controversy.

The impetus for this came from designer Victor David Brenner (VDB), who engraved his initials on the back of the penny.

While this was not uncommon at the time, newspaper reporters had an issue with the placement of the initials.

PCGS CoinFacts founder Ron Gruth wrote that the reporters argued they were “far from unremarkable and the initials were free, illegal advertising for the designer.”

In 1909 there were two pieces with engraved VDB initials: one had an S under the date on the back, the other had no letter mark.

The coin with an S mark has a mintage of just 484,000, which is the lowest in the entire Lincoln series.

The unminted one, by comparison, has a mintage of nearly 28 million.

In average condition, the 1909 VDB S Penny is worth $940 according to the USA Coin Book.

Meanwhile, a 1909-S piece sold for more than $2,100 on a recent eBay listing.

Washington Quarter 1932 – $680

There are two valuable Washington neighborhoods with this date

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There are two valuable Washington neighborhoods with this date

Interestingly, two of the rarest circulating Washington neighborhoods date from 1932.

One is the 1932-S Quarter and the other is known as the 1932-D (Denver) Quarter.

These are just two Washington districts with mints under 1 million.

Only 408,000 and 436,800 respectively were minted, according to former PCGS President David Hall.

“Both coins of all grades have been in high demand over the past 60 years,” Mr Hall wrote in a description of the coin.

“They are the key dates of the Washington quarter series and actually two of the better known rare coins of the twentieth century.”

A 1932-D Washington neighborhood sold for $680 in an eBay auction a few days ago after 45 bids.

The seller has given the grade as “AU++” in the headline.

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