According to recent reports, a rare quarter from 1970 may be worth up to $35,000 due to a mistake on the coin that makes it valuable to collectors.
It appears that some of the quarters made in 1970 were minted over 1941 Canadian quarters, which feature a small “1941” on the tails side. This mistake makes the quarters a sought-after item for error collectors.
Coin expert Mike Byers confirmed that the quarter is a proof coin, which means it was a test piece. Byers himself owns one of these quarters, which he purchased at a California auction.
He described the coin as having significant detail on both sides, making it one of the most fascinating proof mint errors ever discovered.
If you’re interested in flawed coins, you might want to check out Byers’ book, “World’s Greatest Mint Errors.” In the meantime, it could be worth checking your couch to see if you have one of these valuable coins yourself!