There is an astonishing web of connection between the past and present in the intriguing world of rare coins. A particularly uncommon variety of the Bicentennial Quarter, which was been assessed at over $40 million, stands out among these priceless artifacts.
This startling statistic shows how valuable some coins may be due to their rarity, history, or condition. This listicle examines the Bicentennial Quarter and five other rare quarters worth over $15 million and why they're so valuable.
American's 200th anniversary 1976 Bicentennial Quarter seldom sells for more than face value. A rare quarter with minting defects and historical significance is worth $40 million. This coin's planchet had 90% silver instead of copper-nickel. Perfect condition and being one of the few known examples of this flaw make it uncommon.
The 1794 Flowing Hair Quarter a numismatic legend worth over $15 million. As one of the original US quarters, its historical importance is unmatched. Lady Liberty with flowing hair and an eagle are shown on the coin. The small amount issued and the handful that have survived in good shape for over two centuries make it rare.
The 1823/2 Overdate Quarter also exceeded $15 million. This coin is a numismatic wonder since the overdate mistake imprinted a ‘3’ over a ‘2’. Early U.S. Mint faults were widespread owing to handmade currency dies. This rare, high-grade quarter is one of collectors' most sought-after coins.
The 1838 Proof Liberty Seated Quarter, worth over $15 million, showcases early American currency. This quarter is from a rare proof coin series from that era. A traditional theme, Lady Liberty sits on a rock. The coin's proof quality indicates it was made for collectors rather than circulation, increasing its rarity.
The rare 1870-S Liberty Seated Quarter is worth over $15 million. Since just a few were produced in San Francisco and even fewer have survived, this coin is noteworthy. It is rare since it was produced for a particular batch of coins rather than for public circulation.
The $15.5 million 1901-S Barber Quarter concludes our list. Charles E. Barber designed this Barber Quarter series rarity. Due to its low mintage and few high-grade pieces, the 1901-S variation is uncommon.
Rare quarters are valuable for their stories and American history. The Bicentennial Quarter's independence celebration and the Flowing Hair and Liberty Seated designs' early minting techniques make these coins worth more than their face value. Searching for rare gems is a thrilling journey through time with the chance of extraordinary discoveries for collectors and enthusiasts.