https://www.foxnews.com/science/hol...h-1-7m-after-it-was-found-in-boys-lunch-money When I was a kid, I got wind of the existence of this penny, and went about desperately trying to find it. I've mentioned that I was an only child who grew up like a weed beside the highway, I was always trying to find a way to make a little money. I would collect pop bottles from every source I could scrounge, during the potato season, I had a little business where I would sell pop and sandwiches and make two or three dollars a day, sometimes more. I cut lawns, did all sorts of things in the summer to gather cash. When I had ten bucks or so, I would always convert it to pennies searching for that elusive gold mine that was a 1943 copper penny! Now it shows just how much of a hick I was because I lived in a little okie town out in California that only had a population of about 3,000, but I was just sure, if I looked long and hard enough, I'd find that penny, and me and momma's financial burdens would be lifted for all time! I was thrilled to read that there actually was such a penny, and that it is very valuable even today. Dreams of kids are precious at the time, I'm glad I had mine, even though most of them didn't come true. The summer of my tenth year was the last time I tried to find the penny. The next summer, I got a job chopping cotton, I'd hit the big time, I was making twenty bucks a week, at fifty cents an hour. I bought a Cushman Three Start Deluxe Bicycle on the credit from King Lumber Company and paid it off.