The penny is the least love coin of them all. I believed that for the longest time because it took so much time for them to amount to a large sum. One think I know for sure is a penny's worth.
I watch a lot of History channel shows. Most of the shows cover wars I already know way too much about. Other shows focus on America's history and now American currency. There's a show called Currency Treasures that breakdown all of the coins in the world and their worth. The first episode was all about the penny.
I nearly fainted when they revealed the worth of a 1943 penny. It's worth an estimated $85,000. And yes, those are American dollars. After that episode I searched all day for that coin.
From that day forward I pick up any penny I see at home and around town. I put forth some real effort and joined a group called Coin Trackers. This is where I really scored some cash.