Have you ever thought to yourself "How much is a penny worth?" Probably not because everyone knows a penny is worth $.01. Right?
For the majority of the time, that would be the correct answer. However, pennies minted between 1909 to 1982 are actually worth $.02. Don't try to go to a store and tell them your penny is worth $.02, because they won't believe you (If you do try this, please video tape it and email it to us).
The $.02 value of pennies minted between 1909 and 1982 comes from the value of the metal used to make them. These pennies are made of 95% copper. As the value of copper increases, so does the value of these pennies. So... if my math is right.... you pay $.01 for a 1909 to 1982 penny but the metal content is actually worth $.02... thats a 100% profit. 100% profit is 100% no matter what! People try there whole lives to make that kind of profit. Instead of risking their money in the stock market, all they have to do is look in their pocket!
Note: it may be illegal to melt coins (not too sure... there was a temporary law passed in 2006 that made it illegal... but I don't know if it ever became a "real" law).
Nickels are also a good source of profit.