How to Strike It Rich With Pocket Change
shows lots of coins in circulation just waiting to be found. While I know it's hard to find 99% of the coins listed in the book, it does give you an idea of just how many coins you should be looking for.
They show a 2003 "Perfect Strike" Cent graded by PCGS at MS-70 for $12,500! Makes me want to start roll searching.
The key to finding a coin with the most value in circulation is knowing the Variety Coins by heart. They are out there and passing from one person to another. Learn what to look for and you just may find that a coin you get in change has enough value to buy a nice collection of coins.
I always look at a 1969-S for the DDO
. Even though the chance of finding one is 1 in several 100 Trillion(?) Cent coins in circulation, the last person to find one thought that too. You have better odds of winning the Power Ball Lottery than finding coins like the 1969-S DDO
, but I still look, do you?