Did You Know You May be Carrying Valuable Coins in Your Pocket?
Do you still carry change in your pocket? You know -- coins, nickels, dimes, quarters. We barely need them any more, but if you're like me and have a pile of coins on your dresser, check out the quarters. You may have a rare "error quarter" and be able to sell it for a tidy sum.
Fox17 reported last year someone found a rare 2000 George Washington error quarter and sold it for more than $200. That is a tidy profit.
It was the “old man of the mountain” design with the date 1788 and no mention of New Hampshire at the top, although of course that is the state’s design. Thus, it was an error coin and worth a whole lot more the 25 cents! The guy who owned it sold it on eBay.
Let me help you out here. Error coins have been misprinted or otherwise damaged during the minting process. And that misprint or damage can be worth a bunch. Some 2005-P Minnesota quarters with a doubled die error can be worth up to $500.
Then there is the Wisconsin state quarter that has also seen its fair share of errors. In 2006, as many as 50,000 coins had an extra cornstalk leaf either pointing down or pointing up. These coins can be worth up to $300 each.
The big question is, what do I do with it if I do find what I think is an error coin? Get it authenticated by a professional coin grader. This will ensure that you get the most accurate appraisal for your coin and maybe even sell it at auction if it's rare enough.
So, what will I be doing in the next couple of days? Checking out all the quarters I have for sure. This could be the start of something big!
RARE COINS OF UNITED STATES AND ANCIENT HISTORY
Rare 1933 Double Eagle sold at Sotheby's for $7.6 millions dollars.
One of only five 1913 Liberty Nickel sold for over $2.5 millions dollars.
A Silver Center coin will sell for over $1 million dollars.
Very Rare Silver Dollar, thought to be the very first Silver Dollar ever minted, is insured for $10 million dollars.
The Power of the Force Collection from Japanese designer NIGO auctioned at Sotheby's for $35,000.
The rarest of the rare coins, the invaluable Crusader coin of Latin King of Jerusalem from between 1099 and 1291 is a silver Half Drachma.