Have you ever wondered if the coins in your pocket could be worth more than just their face value? Well, it turns out that a rare type of quarter from 1970 could potentially be worth a whopping $35,000!
You see, some of the quarters minted in 1970 have a mistake on them that makes them incredibly valuable to collectors. These special quarters were actually minted over 1941 Canadian quarters, which means they feature a small “1941” on the back of the coin, also known as the tails side. Talk about a hidden treasure!
According to coin expert Mike Byers, these quarters are known as proof coins. Proof coins are test pieces that are struck by skilled technicians using special presses. They undergo rigorous quality control and are usually error-free. However, in the case of the 1970 quarters, a number of them have slipped through with this unique mistake, which has made them highly sought after by collectors.
Byers himself is the proud owner of one of these valuable quarters, which he acquired at a California auction. He describes the coin as having a significant amount of detail on both sides, showcasing the design of the Canadian Quarter. He even goes as far as to say that it is one of the most fascinating and intriguing proof mint errors ever discovered.
For those who are interested in learning more about rare coins and mint errors, Byers has written a book called “World’s Greatest Mint Errors” that is definitely worth checking out. Who knows, you might uncover even more hidden gems!
So, take a moment to dig through your couch cushions, check old piggy banks, and scour your coin jars. You never know, you could be holding onto a valuable piece of history without even realizing it. It’s time to embark on a treasure hunt of your own!