Even though this 1970s quarter is more valuable than you might think, is there any likelihood you would have one?
Rare quarter now worth thousands
An eBay auction featuring an unusual coin has many people checking their own coin collection.
The auction listing is for a “1970-S Proof Washington Quarter Struck on 1941 Canada Quarter NGC PF 65.’ The auction was posted by Mike Byers, Inc. The asking price for the unusual coin is $35,000.
But as Snopes points out, it’s unlikely that the average person will find such a coin in his or her possession.
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That’s because the 1970 quarter with the mint error was a proof coin and never released into circulation. It is unknown how many other such coins may have been made.
The Numismatic Guaranty Corporation has certified the coin up for auction, saying the error occurred at the San Francisco Mint, but just how the error came about has not been revealed.
Byers says he is a professional Numismatist and that the coin was originally bought by a coin dealer at an auction sponsored by the state of California.