150 Types of Unusual Investments – The List

138. United States Currency – you might be able to take advantage of the fact that sometimes U.S. currency is worth more than the amount printed or stamped on it.

Examples includes people paying a premium for 2 dollar bills and Jefferson nickels that contained 35% silver content.

In these cases, either the novelty/collector value or the mineral value exceed the actual currency value.

While modern day nickels may only be worth 5¢, some specific rare nickels from the 30’s, 40’s, and 50’s are worth $20 or more.