Coin collecting, especially rare quarters, has amazing stories and tremendous prices. The Bicentennial Quarter stands out for its historical significance and incredible worth. This listicle will discuss the approximately $90 million Bicentennial Quarter and five additional quarters worth over $30 million, including its history, rarity, and value.
The 1976 US Bicentennial Quarter commemorates the Declaration of Independence. A rare minting error makes a Bicentennial Quarter costly. A rare double striking occurred when the minting press hit the coin twice, overlapping design features. This uncirculated quarter is rarer. Its minting error, historical significance, and immaculate condition make it worth $90 million.
Although not a quarter, the 1943 Copper Lincoln Penny is noteworthy for its remarkable value. To preserve copper for WWII, coins were fashioned from zinc-coated steel. Some 1942 copper blanks were erroneously used in 1943. Due to their rarity and historical significance, 1943 copper pennies have sold for over $30 million.
The first Washington Silver Quarter was struck in 1932 for George Washington's 200th birthday. These quarters are prized by collectors since few were made in 90% silver. Coins with the minuscule ‘D’ and ‘S’ mint markings from Denver and San Francisco are the most valued. A immaculate, uncirculated 1932 Washington Silver Quarter with a double die obverse or a substantial minting fault can sell for over $30 million.
The 1796 Draped Bust Quarter is one of the first US Mint quarters and is historically significant. This quarter is extremely uncommon with a mintage of little over 6,000. The reverse design, with a little eagle, was only used for two years, making it distinctive. A well-preserved 1796 Draped Bust Quarter can fetch over $30 million due to its rarity and historical value.
A Bicentennial Quarter with a misaligned die and some brockage was worth over $325,000. This miscalculation produced a rare coin with a distorted picture. Collectors love misaligned die errors for their distinctive look and minting process stories.
The overdate mistake on the 1823/2 Capped Bust Quarter, which was struck over an 1822 quarter, is intriguing. The mistake and restricted mintage make it one among the rarest and most expensive quarters. Collectors value this quarter's historical mistake and scarcity at about $30 million for top-condition examples.
Its attractive design and limited mintage make the 1916 Standing Liberty Quarter famous. Before the 1917 redesign, few of these quarters were produced, making the 1916 version scarce. This quarter's beauty and rarity make mint-condition examples worth nearly $30 million.
Rare quarters are about history as well as money. Each quarter, notably the almost $90 million Bicentennial Quarter, conveys a distinct tale of America's past, economics, and culture. Their astronomical prices reflect their rarity, quality, and historical significance, making them treasures rather than cash.