Rare finds and surprising gems abound in coin collecting. The Bicentennial Quarter, from the 200th year of American independence, is exceptional. Most quarters are worth 25 cents, but uncommon ones may sell for a fortune. A almost $90 million Bicentennial Quarter is the most desirable. This listicle discusses this amazing quarter and five previous quarters worth over $30 million that created numismatic history.
Coin collectors marvel at the over $90 million Bicentennial Quarter. This quarter was part of a 1976 America's 200th birthday special issue. An unusual mix of faults and rarity makes this coin valuable. An incorrect 90% silver planchet was used instead of the copper-nickel clad. On the double die obverse, design elements were slightly duplicated during minting. This mix of faults and flawless condition boosted its value among collectors.
Collectors treasure the 1932 Washington Quarter, worth over $40 million. This quarter started the Washington quarter series, a one-year commemorative coin celebrating George Washington's 200th birthday. However, its popularity made it a frequent concern. San Francisco coins with a little mint mark “S.” are most valued. Their rarity and historical significance make them desirable.
Early American history features the 1796 Draped Bust Quarter, worth over $35 million. This quarter was one of the first US quarters. The reverse shows Lady Liberty with flowing hair and a tiny eagle, reflecting the era's art. Collectors treasure it since just 6,146 were coined.
The mint mark makes the $34 million 1870-CC Liberty Seated Quarter uncommon. “CC” represents Carson City, a short-lived mint. The Liberty Seated series features Lady Liberty on a rock in this quarter. Due to their historical significance and restricted production, Carson City mint quarters are highly valued.
This $32 million quarter is a numismatic marvel. The 1823/2 Capped Bust Quarter is an overdate error, struck over an 1822 quarter. Its rareness comes from this inaccuracy and its restricted mintage. Lady Liberty with a capped head represents early 19th-century style.
Famous for its design and rarity, the 1916 Standing Liberty Quarter is worth over $30 million. Only a few Standing Liberty coins were produced in its debut year. The quarter depicts Lady Liberty with a shield and olive branch, representing peace and preparation. Its rarity and historical significance make it desirable to collectors.
The tales and traits of these unusual quarters make them history as well as cash. They highlight American coinage's rich history and hidden significance. These coins are more than metal and engravings to collectors; they are jewels that capture moments in time and carry a heritage.