25 Rare Quarters You’ll Want For Your Quarter Coin Collection

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rare-quarters-photo-by-joelogon.jpg Quarters are truly the workhorse of American currency.

Used for all kinds of transactions ranging from parking and highway tolls to vending machines, there probably is no coin that’s more frequently used today than the quarter.

Quarters, like pennies, are highly popular collectible coins — and they’ve hit phenomenal heights since the introduction of the 50 States Quarters program back in 1999.

But rare quarters — those which are scarce and in demand among coin collectors — have always been held in high regard, even since before the advent of the 50 States Quarters program that drew millions of new coin collectors’ eyes to the denomination.


Rare Quarters

If you’re taking quarters as a denomination (and looking beyond simply the Washington quarters made since 1932), then there are several dates considered rare.

In fact, taking into consideration every design series of the quarter going back to the very first, made in 1796, there are easily 2 dozen dates that could be considered highly scarce or rare.

Let’s take a look at each of these rare quarters and see how scarce and valuable they are.

Oh, and you might want some deep pockets for some of these coins, because many will set you back far more than you probably paid for your first car!

Values & Mintages Of Rare Quarters

Though we’re going to list the mintages (the number of how many coins were made by date and mintmark), we’ve said it here often that you shouldn’t always look just at a mintage to determine how rare a coin is.

You might be surprised to learn how many millions of otherwise ‘common date’ coins have been melted down for their silver value.

So, take the mintage numbers below with a grain of salt. Between mass meltings, loss of coins due to time and circulation, and other factors, the fact that 500,000 coins of a certain date were made doesn’t mean 500,000 coins of that date still exist!

With that in mind, take a gander at what 25 of the rarest quarters are going for nowadays:

*All coin prices are for rare quarters in Good-4, unless otherwise stated

  • 1796 Draped Bust Quarter (6,146 made) $12,000
  • 1804 Draped Bust Quarter (6,738) $4,500
  • 1822 25 over 50 c Capped Bust Quarter (unknown quantity) $4,500
  • 1823 over 2 Capped Bust Quarter (estimated 30 to 40 exist) $40,000
  • 1828 25 over 50 c Capped Bust Quarter (unknown quantity) $1,250
  • 1842-O Seated Liberty Quarter with small date (unknown quantity) $800
  • 1849-O Seated Liberty Quarter (unknown quantity) $425
  • 1854-O Seated Liberty Quarter with huge ‘O’ mintmark (unknown quantity) $900
  • 1860-S Seated Liberty Quarter (56,000) $700
  • 1864-S Seated Liberty Quarter (20,000) $450
  • 1870-CC Seated Liberty Quarter (8,340) $9,500
  • 1871-CC Seated Liberty Quarter (10,890) $4,500
  • 1872-CC Seated Liberty Quarter (22,850) $1,500
  • 1873-CC Seated Liberty Quarter with motto (estimated 5 exist) $125,000 in XF-40
  • 1873-CC Seated Liberty Quarter with motto and arrows (12,462) $4,750
  • 1896-S Barber Quarter (188,039) $875
  • 1901-S Barber Quarter (72,664) $5,500
  • 1913-S Barber Quarter (40,000) $1,750
  • 1916 Standing Liberty Quarter (52,000) $3,000
  • 1918 over 7-S Standing Liberty Quarter (unknown quantity) $1,900
  • 1921 Standing Liberty Quarter (1,916,000) $190
  • 1923-S Standing Liberty Quarter (1,360,000) $390
  • 1932-D Washington Quarter (436,800) $160
  • 1932-S Washington Quarter (408,000) $160
  • 1937 Washington Quarter with double die obverse (unknown quantity) $130


I'm the Coin Editor here at TheFunTimesGuide. My love for coins began when I was 11 years old. I primarily collect and study U.S. coins produced during the 20th century. I'm a member of the American Numismatic Association (ANA) and the Numismatic Literary Guild (NLG) and have won multiple awards from the NLG for my work as a coin journalist. I'm also the editor at the Florida United Numismatists Club (FUN Topics magazine), and author of Images of America: The United States Mint in Philadelphia (a book that explores the colorful history of the Philadelphia Mint). I've contributed hundreds of articles for various coin publications including COINage, The Numismatist, Numismatic News, Coin Dealer Newsletter, Coin Values, and CoinWeek. I've authored nearly 1,000 articles here at The Fun Times Guide to Coins (many of them with over 50K shares), and I welcome your coin questions in the comments below!

631 thoughts on “25 Rare Quarters You’ll Want For Your Quarter Coin Collection

    1. Jebreelj,

      1776-1976 quarters are actually very common and, unless in mint condition or silver (these have tiny S mintmarks), are only worth face value.

        1. Hello, Stephanie –

          A 1776-1976 with no mintmark (so, for coins of the era, that means it was made at the Philadelphia mint) quarter is worth face value.

          1. I just found a SILVER 1993 s mint quarter.I was wondering what it might be worth? it matches in weight to other pre- 1960 silver quarters that I have.

          2. Nice find, Drexel! Your 1993-S silver quarter is worth at least $7 to $10 given current silver values.

  1. I found a 2001 New York quarter with A color picture of George H.W. Bush printed on the face over George Washington’s bust and the other markings. I can’t find anything about it anywhere. 

  2. I have a quarter with the I filled in (In God We Trust) and doubling of letters ia this or could this have any value?

  3. Joshua,

    My father passed three years ago and left his coin collection.  From sunken treasures to Morgan and Peace Dollars…he obviously had a strong love for the hobby.  I was facinated by what I found and would have a hard time selling any of them as I knew my father’s love for them.  There is one coin I cannot seem to find and I noticed a few coins my father knew he would never hold (1933 gold eagle) he bought replica’s as he wanted to see them.  However, there is a confederate half dollar with no date, no words copy or replica, is lighter weight and the design is not something I can find.  Do you feel this coin is a replica even thought it doesn’t state it on the coin?  There were four unauthorized versions of replicas. Maybe a token?  Thank you –

    1. JS,

      I’m sorry to hear of your dad’s passing, but glad you have his coin collection to help remember him by. As for the Confederate coin, I feel (without seeing it) that it must be a replica or token piece, as circulating coinage is required to be struck with a date. There are several replicas of the famous and rare 1861-O Confederate half dollar on the market, and most are worth around $5.

  4. I have a standing liberty quater with the date rubbed off how would I go about determing the year and value of it (other than a professional)?

    1. SJG,

      There is a solution called nic-a-date used to bring up the dates on heavily worn Buffalo nickels, but as silver coins have different properties, I don’t think that would work on your piece, and I’m not aware of a silver acid. You may want to consult your nearest coin dealer and find out what they have available for silver coins. Good luck!

  5. I have a 1977 quarter with a pea sized bump on the face side on the back of Washington’s head…the reverse side is completely normal…has anyone found anything like this? I thought I’d ask before taking it to the coin shop. Thanks

    1. SP,

      there could have been a small gas bubble trapped between the copper-nickel clad layers of the coin. If this is the case with your coin, it may be worth $10 to $20.

  6. I am 14 and have a large us coin collection. Right know I am focusing on getting coins from the 20th century, no gold, though. Main focus on cents, nickels (III & V) (no II, too rare), Dimes, quarters, half dollars, and dollar coins. Also like bills, but not as much

  7. I have a 1776-1976 quarter with a D next to The tail of George Washingtons wig and is minted, Is it worth anything and if it is how much is it worth?

    1. Hi,

      The “D” is the mintmark for “Denver”; unless your coin is in mint condition, it’s worth face value.

  8. I have 2 silver quarters cant see date but yrs between 1917-1930 ,3 silver quarters 2 1941 and 1 1943, 2 silver half dollars 1941 and1943, 1 silver dollar 1885, 3 silver dollars 1 1922 and 2 1923, and a 1776-1976 dollar , are they worth anything

  9. I have a 1776-1976 D Qaurter i have read that they are only worth there face value but mine has a defect it has a little peice on the top almost looks like when you by plastic stuff an you break it off an it still has the lil peice where you broke it off… Can you tell me what this could be from && how much it may be worth?

    1. Hi, Krista –

      From what I can tell of the photo you so kindly provided, it looks like your coin may have a lamination error; which means that the layers of cladding used in your coin have separated from each other. Such an error is worth around $10 to $20 on average.

  10. I have a 1776-1976 D Qaurter i have read that they are only worth there face value but mine has a defect it has a little peice on the top almost looks like when you by plastic stuff an you break it off an it still has the lil peice where you broke it off… Can you tell me what this could be from && how much it may be worth?

    1. Hi, Doug –

      Yes, please feel free to submit it to the forum or on our Facebook page – http://www.facebook.com/TheFunTimesGuideToCoins?ref=ts&fref=ts

      Thanks for the question!

    1. No, those are not rare. They were a 1 year issue to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the United States. Wait 500 years and they might be worth something my friend!


  12. Why are some state quaters painted one color and some another ?? I have a 2000 New Hampshire man on the mountain painted white and brown instead of the blue and brown I see all over the internet, did they just do both colors ??

    1. Hi, Kristen –

      The colors were actually painted on by private companies, so each private entity will have its own rhyme or reason for painting each coin certain colors.

      The United States Mint does not strike colored coins, so any that you see have been altered by a private individual.

  13. I have a 2002 mint ohio 1803 d in which the astronaut and the state are gold is this rare or was this the productions dye

    1. Hi, Dave –

      What you have is a gold-plated Ohio quarter, which is worth about $1 to $2 in the novelty coin market.

    1. Jayson,

      Is it a “D” mintmark? Sounds like it could be a die break or die cud situation. Yours could be worth about $1 to $2 to those who collect error quarters.

  14. I have a 1776 quarter on the back it has someone drumming and 13stars in a circle like the old American flag is this worth anything?

    1. Hi, MH –

      Are the steps absolutely absent? I will say that Jefferson nickels from the late 1960s are notorious for weak strikes with mushy-looking steps.

  15. I have a 1918 Stand Liberty quarter and where it says In God we Trust the word Trust is spelled Trvst. it is very distinct and the V cannot be mistaken for a U. Is this a rare coin?

    1. Hi, Patrick – The “V” is actually a stylized “U” that echoes traditional Roman spelling. So, your coin is actually supposed to look like that! Thank you for your question.

  16. I have a U.S. quarter that has a buldge/air bubble in the eagle… Their is no sign of missing details. Depth of buldge(will not go into payphone)… Any idea’s… Have taken to coin dealer but will not disclose price…bank says take to a coin dealer….

    1. Hi, Jerry –

      Years ago, I had a quarter with a gas bubble, and my coin dealer paid me around $10 for it. Such pieces are worth $10 to $15 today.

  17. i have 2 quarters i found other day are they worth anything, one is canadian quarter and the back side wasnt even stamped properly on it, and the other quarter is usa one and it has weird colors on both sides of it.

    1. Hi, Angela –

      Actually, what you have is a 2004 Remembrance Day Canadian quarter, which was the first colorized coin ever struck for general circulation. The red color is part of the poppy flower design. These are worth about a dollar.

      Your South Carolina quarter appears to have oxidation on it; I have seen several that appear that way, and it is usually due to immersion in some type of chemical agent (possibly even just a harsh soap and water). That piece is worth face value.

      Thank you for your questions!

      1. the canadian quarter on that one side is indented too, its like a circle in it its not just the red coloring on that one side its actually indented , if you look closely you can see its like the press stamped out a hole almost but it doesnt go all the way thru it

        1. Hi Angela,

          As far as I can tell from the photo, that circular inset area in the middle appears to match other Remembrance Day quarters I have seen. Perhaps there is something in the photo I am missing?

          Thanks for the feedback!

    1. Hi, Terrie –

      This sounds like post-mint damage, as if the back was sanded off. Such an error is essentially impossible given current minting methods.

      Thanks for your question!

    1. Hello, Alex –

      Gold-plated coins of any denomination usually have no additional numismatic value and are usually categorized as novelty coins. Such pieces are worth between $1 and $3 to collectors who pursue those types of pieces.

      Thanks for your question!

  18. i have a new hampshire state quarter with a bump on the mountain the lettering is imprinted right on the bump old man anyone heard of this

    1. Hello, Cris –

      May I see a photo of your coin to verify the nature of the bump?


  19. Hello Joshua,
    I found this and thought it was melted or something… Someone said it was not due to the word “Liberty” not being disturbed as it should if it was melted. Any ideas? Thank you.

    1. Hi James,

      It’s hard to say for certain without seeing the coin in hand, but I’d almost venture to say there is some type of corrosion on that nickel, obliterating the lettering.

      Perhaps a larger scan could give me a fuller sense of the coin’s condition.


        1. Hi Michael,

          I would always want to see a picture first before making an opinion, but if you can see the 1999 date and a mintmark but no Jefferson, my guess is this certainly isn’t a blank planchet, but rather, post mint damage. So if Jefferson is missing but the lettering is visible, then I presume somebody intentionally removed Jefferson.

    1. Oh, much better, James! Thank you. It is honestly hard to say for certain what happened there, but in looking at the coin more it seems like there may have been something on the die of the coin to have caused that impression. The disturbance has a well-defined border, and there appears to be some raised metal around that border toward the date.

      If this is indeed a mint-made error, it could be worth $20 or more, though to be absolute certain, it may need to be seen in-hand by a third-party coin grading and authentication firm to gather details about the disturbance that I can’t glean from the photo.

      Here’s some info on third-party coin grading: https://coins.thefuntimesguide.com/slabbed_coins/

      I hope this helps.

      1. Thank you for your info Joshua & reply back!!! I Booked Marked this page.. 😉 I will get back to you as soon as I have it looked at or graded. Just happened to run into it while looking for silver nickles in my change. I’ll be back soon!!!

        1. You’re most welcome, James! Looking forward to hearing back from you about your coin and your other questions to come!

    1. Hi, Blaize –

      Quarters like yours, which have been painted or artistically altered sometimes have small value as novelty coins, which in the case of your coin is generally worth $1 to $2.

    1. Hi, Roberto –

      Thanks for the photo. I can tell most of these are foreign coins (except for the U.S. bicentennial quarters on the right). The foreign pieces appear to be cupro-nickel or other base metals, and circulated, and these are usually worth in the neighborhood of 10 to 50 cents each, though perhaps if the image were a little clearer I could provide more specific information. The bicentennial quarters, since they are circulated, are worth face value.

      Thank you so much for showing us your collection!

  20. Hey..i have a question..i have a 1979 Liberty quarter with the tails side painted red..is there any value in this one?? Thanks

  21. Hello my name is Mariah and I have this quarter that I’ve had for years but never really looked up the value or got an opinion on it. Its a 1776-1976 quarter, it looks like its real silver and has no S or D on it. It has not letters at all by Washington’s wig. Tell me anything you know about this quarter. Please and thanks so much

  22. Hello my name is Mariah and I have this quarter that I’ve had for years but never really looked up the value or got an opinion on it. Its a 1776-1976 quarter, it looks like its real silver and has no S or D on it. It has not letters at all by Washington’s wig. Tell me anything you know about this quarter. Please and thanks so much.

    1. Hello, Mariah!

      I love collecting bicentennial quarters, which is what you have. They were made during 1975 and 1976 to commemorate our nation’s 200th birthday, and were the popular quarter to look for in pocket change before the 50 States quarters first came out in 1999.

      Your quarter is a Philadelphia copper-nickel clad specimen. I can tell due to the lack of a mintmark on the obverse (heads) side behind Washington’s ponytail.

      Because the coin has been in circulation, it is worth face value, but these are getting more difficult to find in circulation these days, and because they are historic I’d suggest hanging onto yours anyway.

      Here’s some more info about bicentennial coins: https://coins.thefuntimesguide.com/bicentennial_coins-2/

      Thanks for your question!

  23. Hello my name is Mariah and I have this quarter that I’ve had for years but never really looked up the value or got an opinion on it. Its a 1776-1976 quarter, it looks like its real silver and has no S or D on it. It has not letters at all by Washington’s wig. I just really want to know what kind of quarter I actually have.

  24. I was just given a very neat looking quarter, it’s an older one not one of the new state quarters. The back is normal except over the word America it looks like it was struck wrong. then the Washington face is completely blank, you can see his ponytail and the mint mark. You can see the bottom half of the word Liberty and only part of In God We Trust. It doesn’t look like its been sanded but I don’t know enough about collecting yet. Any opinions?

  25. I have a 1977 Washington quarter without any nickel cladding, copper only. Is there such a thing or could someone have removed the cladding?

    1. It is definitely possible for a copper nickel clad coin to have been made absent its nickel coating, but without seeing the image its hard to say precisely what you have. If you click the tiny rectangle image just under the comment box on the article, you can upload images from there.

      Thanks for your question! I hope we can get the image up so we can see what’s going on!

  26. I have a 1984 Kennedy Half Dollar, here is the facts: It has a Philadelphia mintmark, and it has just a tiny bit of age with it. It also has a fancy font with an “R” on its neck. Is the R anything special? What is it worth?

    1. Hi, Patricia –

      The “GR” on Kennedy’s neck is the initial for the coin’s designer, Gilroy Roberts.

      A 1984 Kennedy half dollar even with just a bit of wear is still worth face value, but since half dollars are generally non-existant in face value these days, I think they are still neat hanging on to anyway.

      Thank you for your question!

    1. Hello Jerry,

      Upon closer inspection, I can see a very light indication of the “9”s, so I suspect this coin may have been possibly struck by a die filled with grease covering the area of the design near the date (I can’t say for certain because the photo is just a tad weak there).

      If this is the case, your coin may have a slightly enhanced value, as these types of errors are sought by error coin collectors. It’s possible your coin may have a value of $2 to $3.

      Thank you for your question!

  27. Can any one tell me what this is? I got it from the bank with my dimes but the back says it’s a quarter dollar

    1. Hello, Charlie –

      Any worn 1776-1976 Bicentennial quarter is worth face value, but those in mint condition (no wear at all) are worth 50 cents to $1. Silver proof examples (which have an “S” mintmark) are worth $3 to $5.

      Thanks for your question,

  28. I have a 1776 1976 quarter dollar it has been handed down for many many year its turned blue a bit…any value

    1. Hello, Phillip –

      Without seeing a photo it’s hard to determine an exact value, but if it has any wear from circulation and does NOT have an “S” mintmark, it’s worth face value.

  29. I came across a 1977 washington head quarter that has no mint mark on it. Is it an error and possible worth more then face value?

    1. Hello, Brianna —

      All quarters that were minted at the Philadelphia mint before 1980 will actually lack a mintmark, as was the case here. So, while this one is worth face value, it looks pretty good for its age. Most 1970s quarters in circulation are starting to show some pretty serious wear.

      Thanks for your question!

  30. I have some quarters that have gold accents from different states, but the odd thing is the feel. They appear to be laminated in a protective layer, and look pristine. The layer is perfectly clear with no visible flaws, but I’ve not seen anything like them and cannot seem to find anything online about them. The edges still have ridges, but the front & back have an almost concave unknown layer. Any thoughts?

    1. A concave outer layer, Jinny? Based on the description of your coins (and the mention of gold accents) it sounds like you may have gold-plated 50 State quarters. These were plated outside of the U.S. Mint and are technically worth face value, but are considered altered novelty pieces by some collectors and sometimes carry a very small premium.

  31. I recently receiver these quarters as a gift from my grandmother but she has no idea if they are gold plated and what they are worth. They are in great condition considering they are from 1976 and she really took good care of them

    1. Hello, Lola —

      There appears to be some very light wear especially on the top quarter. If there’s any wear on either Bicentennial quarter, then it’s worth face value.

      Here’s some more info on Bicentennial coins from 1975 and 1976: http://coins.thefuntimesguide.com/bicentennial_coins-2/

    1. Hello, Eve —

      The value of your coin would largely based on its condition, but most circulated 1918 Lincoln cents are worth 10 to 20 cents.

      Please feel free to submit photos of your coin if you would like.

      Thanks for your question!

  32. I Got this silver 2010 Mount Hood Quarter with gold mountains and grass and cant find anything like it online. Is it worth anything?

    1. Hello, Benjamin —

      This is a plated quarter. As a novelty coin, it doesn’t really have any value as a numismatic coin, but is still interesting to keep.

      Here’s some more info on gold-plated coins: http://www.usmint.gov/consumer/?action=colorized

      I hope this helps,

      1. Thanks for the help josh bummer its not worth anything. How come there is no images of this coin online I just thought that was odd.

    1. Hello, Karen —

      Standard, worn 1878 and 1884 Morgan silver dollars are worth around $18 each.

      Thanks for your question!

  33. I have 1943 -S mercury dime and uncirculated condition 1971-S penny what are they worth? My name is Sabbir

    1. Hello, Sabbir —

      A 1943-S Mercury dime is worth around $3 while a 1971-S uncirculated Lincoln cent has a value of around 10 cents.

      Thanks for your question!

    1. Hello, Sabbir —

      Here are answers about the values of your other coins as you has asked in the forum:

      *2013 Lincoln cent: 1 cent if worn
      *1978 no mintmark (Philadelphia) nickel: 5 cents if worn
      *1968-D Kennedy half dollar: $4
      *Series 1999 $5 bill: $5 if worn

      Please let us know if you have any other questions!

  34. have a 1978 no mint mark nickel what are all the values of all my coins and dollars please tell me one by one

    1. Hello, Octavia —

      What you have is a regular quarter that was gold plated outside of the U.S. Mint. While they look pretty unique they actually are common novelty coins and contain about one or two cents worth of gold.

      Thanks for checking with us!

  35. I have hundreds of old coins, old banknotes and etc…for sale. they are from many countries… I will show you 4 coins. quarter 1974 1983 1969 Morgan 1921and more… my email: [email protected]

  36. hey joshua, I have a few coins I might need some answers for I might need to send you photos of them. First I have a 1986 D lincoln memorial penny. The letter D is larger then normal size it’s bigger then the date it self any comments would be great thank you. Second the 1988 P / 1984 D double jefferson face nickel or known as a trick nickel or perhaps counterfeit it’s only fractions lighter then the normal 5 grams size there is a light seam line that runs across the entire nickel it’s self and jefferson faces are not matching in order. It’s a work of art I had several people tried to buy it off me already. of course I’m not selling it. Any information would be great maybe price too. The last coin 1990 P Roosevelt dime the face side appears to be normal on the other side including the torch has a shallow die stamping only the letters ONE DI appears normal but not the rest isn’t on the back torch side . I did consider a dryer issue but I believe both size would been the same effect lettering and face wearing on both size but not this case maybe perhaps might be a test nickel for the Philadelphia mint . any comments or price on it thank you very much Hope to hear from you soon . Joshua L.

    1. Hello, Robin!

      Yes, you’re right, images would help me, especially in the case of the 1986-D Lincoln cent and 1990-P Roosevelt dime. As for the Jefferson nickel, you’ve hit the nail on the head — it’s a trick coin. These are worth a couple dollars to illusionists or individuals who simply want to win a few bar bets(!)

      If you could please send any images of the other two coins that would be most appreciated.

      Thank you for reaching out!

    1. Hello, Sabbir,

      While worn copper-nickel 1974-D Kennedy half dollars are worth face value, they’re almost never found in normal circulation anymore, so lucky find! I’d hang onto that coin anyway just because they are so novel these days.


  37. found 1969-S double die obverse proof coin in uncirculated condition whats the value P.S. Josh the 1974 half dollar i found id also uncirculated whats the value of 1969 penny

    1. Hello Sabbir —

      Thanks for the updates on your discoveries. Without a good photo of the 1969-S doubled die penny, I can’t say for certain, but if you think you have the real deal you can send it off for third-party authentication. Here’s some more info on that: https://coins.thefuntimesguide.com/slabbed_coins/

      An uncirculated 1974 Kennedy half is worth around $1.

      Thanks for your questions! Please let me know if you need any further assistance!

  38. i have a 1982 d quarter with a lump on the back, you can see the pattern on the lump it is blackish in color not worn to bad could this be worth anything or is it just a quarter

    1. Hello, Michael —

      Without seeing the coin I can’t say for certain, but you may in fact have a type of error in which gas or a foreign object was caught between the layers of cladding, causing the bump. These pieces are worth $10-20 and up.

    1. Hello, Sabbir —

      While 1970-S Jefferson nickels are relatively scarce in circulation these days, they’re still worth only face value if worn. Given the scarceness of those coins, I’d still hang onto that piece anyway if I were you, though.

  39. I found a quarter that has the dates listed on bottom just like this 1776-1976… What would that be worth?

    1. Hello, Michelle —

      You have a 1976 bicentennial quarter. These are worth face value if in worn condition.

      Here’s some more info you might helpful: http://coins.thefuntimesguide.com/bicentennial_coins-2/

  40. I have a 2013 Washington quarter that has the normal head on one side and a double head on the other side

    1. Hello, Ms. Wy —

      Based on what you’re telling me (and without seeing a photo of the coin), it sounds like this is a novelty coin of sorts designed for winning bets or for illusionists who are trying to trick their audiences. Such pieces are only worth a dollar or so as novelties.

      I hope this info helps,

    1. Hello, Nhia —

      If it is worn and does NOT have a small “S” mintmark under its date, the coin is worth face value.

  41. Hey i recently recieved a standing liberty quarter in change from a restaurant. Was wondering if it had any value.. It looks pretty worn.

    1. Hi, Tim!

      I’m really pretty impressed you received a Standing Liberty quarter in change from a restaurant transaction! Nice!

      It appears in the photo that your coin is dateless. Normally, these are worth $5 to $7 if they don’t have a date. I’d be curious, however, if you have a Type I or Type II design. Looking at the reverse of the coin could help us figure that out. If there aren’t any stars under the eagle, it’s a Type I and is worth more like $10.

    1. Hi, Michelle —

      I suspect someone tried to colorize your coin. Such pieces, especially if worn, are worth face value.


    1. H, Lalalala —

      While that’s one great-looking quarter (it’s getting harder to find nice early 1990s coins in circulation), because it still has signs of wear on the coin, such as seen in Washington’s curls, the coin is worth face value.

      Thanks for checking in!
      Josh @ TheFunTimesGuide

  42. you will not believe what i found in pocket change ! I found a 1945 P nickel war nickel which is i believe 35% silver

    1. Hi, Sabbir —

      Your 1964-D Jefferson nickel is worth face value, as are the 1972 and 1990-P (yes, both Philadelphia!) Kennedy halves.

      You said you found a 1979-S Lincoln cent? That sounds like an escaped proof cent. Would you please post a photo of it for me to confirm?


  43. also a uncirculated condition 1990 p and 1972 plain half dollar. Which i know plain is probably Philadelphia mint

  44. I have a 2008 Alaksa quarter with a circular indent on it. Not sure if it’s an error quarter. How do I find out if it has any value?

    1. Hi, Amanda —

      After checking out your images (thanks for uploading them!), I can say that, unfortunately, your quarter was damaged by some type of object, though I can’t tell what exactly (it could be vending machine damage of some sort). This piece would be worth face value.

      Thanks for your question!


  45. I have a 1974 quarter with no mint mark and a lump on the front by the face and the L in Liberty. Is it worth anything

  46. Hello, Joshua. I have a few coins to ask about. First: 1987, Gold Gem Quarter/Bright Gold Luster – Second: 1999, New Jersey, All Gold colored Quarter ( Looks like it’s from a 50 States Quarter collection ) – Third: 1989 Gold Gem Nickel/Bright Gold Luster – Fourth: 1993, Gold Gem Dime/Bright Gold Luster – Last: A few Dimes that a bright copper tone to them in different areas of the surfaces.
    Thank you for your help and thank you for just being on here to answer questions 🙂

    1. Hey, Jeremy!

      First, thank you so much for your kind comments! we appreciate your checking out The Fun Times Guide!

      As for your coins, if it’s possible to upload any, photos would help me to see if you’re describing toning/patination on the coins or some type of gold plating. In the case of a coin being gold plated, the result is still usually the same – the coin is generally worth face value, with a very tiny markup to collectors as a “novelty” coin.

      If you’re describing gold or russet toning, that may help increase the value of your coins a bit, as many numismatists are quite fond of nicely toned coins.

      Please feel free to ask coin questions here anytime you wish!


  47. Thank you for the quick reply. I will try and upload some pictures as soon as possible. Hard with a phone camera as it won’t give the coins the beauty they deserve … lol

  48. hi Joshua I have a 1965 quarter with no lettering on them and also a 1967 there in descent condition didn’t know how much on what they are worth or not

    1. Hi, Dusty —

      Would you please submit a photo of your quarter with no lettering. The 1967 quarter is worth face value if it is worn.

      Thanks for your question!

      1. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/4b98a0682a7efd6012ecde2bbafdc12c1dc445c671b77aeef9647afbab5a7fd9.jpg

    1. Hello, Sabbir —

      1937 and 1952-D Lincoln cents are each worth about 10 cents if they are in worn condition.


    1. Hi, Sabbir —

      A 1979-S Lincoln cent would by virtue of its origin be a proof coin. If it is in pristine condition, it would be worth about $1, but if it is circulated, its value would be closer to about 20-30 cents.


  49. Hi, Dusty —

    Thanks for the photo. The 1967 quarter does look worn, which means it’s worth face value.


    1. Hi, Sabbir —

      Of course, when talking about scarce coins like the 1914-D and 1922 plain cents, the question comes down to authenticity. Photos of these coins could help me in getting an impression on these.


  50. I have a 1991 p Washington quarter where the 1 sorta looks like a “T” what is it worth. Here’s some photos

    1. Hi, Jason —

      Great shots – but I’m trying to see if that little cross on top of the “1” is raised or something else. If it’s raised, I’m inclined to think this is a die chip of some sort, which is an error that occurs when part of the die breaks away during the minting process. If that’s the case, your coin would be worth an extra $1 to $2 or so, or perhaps a tad more based on the buyer.

      All the best,

  51. Hey Josh. I collect a little..mostly I keep an eye out for strange markings etc..but I ran across a strange 1977 quarter that looks brand new, very shiny and I can’t descern what the marking on the face side behind Washington’s head is. It almost looks like an S. Any thoughts?

    1. Hello, Erin —

      Hmm… This is likely a post-mint counterstamp that somebody placed on the coin but the best way for me to tell would be through a photograph, if you wound’t mind posting one of the coin, please!

      Thank you,

        1. Hi, Erin —

          It sounds like a post-mint counterstamp, as I indicated in an earlier reply to your comment. But do you have a photo I may see, please? Or did you perhaps already post one and it isn’t showing up on my end?


  52. Hello, i have a habit of getting coins each week, and i found a quarter that i wanted to know if it was an error or not.

    1. Hi, Sam —

      It looks like someone tried to pierce this coin with a drill or a perhaps hammered a nail into it. This coin would be therefore worth only face value.


    1. Hi, Erik —

      If you found the 1776-1976 quarter in circulation and it does NOT have an “S” mintmark on it, it’s worth face value.

      I hope this helps,

        1. Hi, Stephanie —

          On 1976 quarters, the “S” mintmark would appear to the right of Washington’s neck on the obverse of the coin.

  53. Hi. I have a lot of coins that I think might be worth something. I have:
    a 1919 wheat penny
    a 1920 wheat penny
    a 1924 wheat penny
    a 1941 wheat penny
    a 1943 wheat penny (I did some research on this one. It’s magnetic)
    two 1945 wheat pennies
    a 1952 d wheat penny
    two 1953 wheat pennies (one d one not)
    a 1955 wheat penny that looks like it was printed wrong
    a 1972 Lincoln memorial penny
    a 1977 Lincoln memorial penny
    a 1992 Lincoln memorial penny
    a 2001 Lincoln memorial penny
    a 2010 d shield penny
    a 1964 nickel
    a 1972 p dime
    a 1944 quarter
    a 1990 p quarter
    a 1996 d quarter
    The websites that I looked at all have different amounts of worth. Can you give me a reasonable estimate for each individually? Thanks!

    1. Hi, Judy —

      The differing values for the coins is due to the fact that coin values for any give coin are generally based on said coin’s amount of wear. The values I’ll provide below assume that each coin has a fairly typical amount of wear given its age. Of course, this is not an appraisal per se because without seeing the coins in-hand, I really can’t provide an exact value:

      a 1919 wheat penny – 10-15 cents
      a 1920 wheat penny – 10-15 cents
      a 1924 wheat penny – 15-40 cents
      a 1941 wheat penny – 5-10 cents
      a 1943 wheat penny (I did some research on this one. It’s magnetic) – 10-25 cents
      two 1945 wheat pennies – 3-5 cents each
      a 1952 d wheat penny – 5-10 cents
      two 1953 wheat pennies (one d one not) 5-10 cents for no D, 3-5 cents for D
      a 1955 wheat penny that looks like it was printed wrong – please upload a photo for this one, thank you!
      a 1972 Lincoln memorial penny – face value (but save for copper value)
      a 1977 Lincoln memorial penny – face value (but still save for copper value)
      a 1992 Lincoln memorial penny – face value
      a 2001 Lincoln memorial penny – face value
      a 2010 d shield penny – face value
      a 1964 nickel – face value
      a 1972 p dime – face value
      a 1944 quarter – $3 to $4 for silver content
      a 1990 p quarter – face value
      a 1996 d quarter – face value

      1. Okay here are some photos . https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/cd45a05f203a19cb071fab5770d5fcd922a65ad7efb7f982289c40e7764a2160.jpg https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/d232237d5c87950b41c940b50528ce077e5b876c8e14837118d5f97b3c39d207.jpg https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/b10a5a1500a50e5997565f6f358495d10d77ce861dbdc9a8691e221f88f51888.jpg

  54. Hi, Judy —

    I hate to tell you this after your effort with the photos, but they are unfortunately looking a bit blurry and I can’t unfortunately really see any detail on the coins. I do apologize for the inconvenience(!)

    If you want to try again I’d be more than willing to take a look!


  55. I have a 1993-s silver quarter. I understand it’s a proof. But the one I have has a rim error. I can’t find anything on web about error in that mint. Any help?

    1. Hi, Mike —

      I can’t tell the details of the “S” mintmark in this photo, but I do see the rim issue. That is rim doubling due to die deterioration, which has no premium. I would have to weigh the coin to determine if it’s indeed a silver proof or not. If it is a silver proof, it’s worth $3 to $4. If this is a clad proof would be worth face value given the state of wear on the coin.


  56. My names Anthony if you’re looking for any rare quarters please set me up with some emails are working at convenience store and I come across change all the time

  57. I found a 1977 no mint mark quarter and it sounds like a silver quarter but still I can see the copper on the side. Anything special?

  58. I have a 02 Ohio quater with a 1 in George’s neck what’s that about? I also have a 1892 wheat Penny not what is that worth

    1. Hi, Scot —

      The 2002 quarters sounds as though it has a post-mint counterstamp; this does not add any value to your coin. Your 1892 Indian Head cent, however, is worth $2 to $3 in worn condition.


        1. Hi, Crystal —

          From the photos, it appears like this is a regular Missouri quarter, which would be worth face value if worn. Am I missing something? Does the quarter appear to be gold plated or is there a surface feature that you don’t think should be there? Please let me know so I can reevaluate if need be.

          Thank you!

  59. So of the last 40 years – which US quarters (apart from minting errors) – will be the most collectible? I read that the US Territory Island coins are rare.

    1. Hi, Bullet —

      Actually, none of the 50 States Quarters or America the Beautiful quarters are categorically “rare” (except for, as you astutely point out, minting errors). Actually, some of the best quarters from the last 40 years are a few dates from the 1980s that were not originally saved and are now in demand. These include:


      Each is worth a small premium over face value in high-end circulated condition, and worth many multiples of face value in uncirculated condition.

      Good luck!

        1. Hi, Tayler —

          While 1982 and 1983 quarters are by no means rare, they are relatively scarcer in better condition because the U.S. Mint did not produce any collector sets containing regular, uncirculated examples of these coins (unlike in most other years). Therefore, fewer of these coins survive today in collectible condition.

          Generally speaking, if you see any hair details on Washington’s head or breast feathers on the heraldic eagle, they’re worth saving and even in lightly worn grades sell for $1 to $4 each. Uncirculated pieces can sell for $10 or more.

          Here’s more info on these coins: https://coins.thefuntimesguide.com/rare_uncirculated_coins/

          Keep your eyes peeled for those coin in pocket change!


    1. Hi, Cheryl —

      Gold-plated coins have at most 1 to 2 cents of gold content, so in effect, the coin is worth face value. Some coin dealers will pay an additional 5 to 10 cents for those coins and sell them as novelty pieces.


  60. Hi Joshua, I have three quarters that may be collectible, I am just learning, so please forgive me for possibly submitting obvious non-collectables. The first is a 1997 D with an error on the tip of the left wing, The second, is a 2002 D Louisiana with odd scrapings on both sides, and the third, is a 2005 D Oregon with a possible errors in the lettering on both sides of the coin. There are two photos of each coin
    Thank you so much for your consideration!

  61. Hi Joshua, I have three quarters that may be collectibles. The first is a 1997 D with an extra bit of metal on the tip of the left wing….

    1. Hello, Laurie —

      Not only does there appear to be extra metal on top of the wing, it looks like a similar effect is seen on top of the second “U” in “PLURIBUS.”I have researched several die variety resources to see if there is any attribution of a doubled die, but the more I look at this photo (which, as you would imagine, is not the same as holding a coin in the hand and looking at it with a magnifying glass from different angles), it appears that this may be strike doubling/machine doubling, which is much more common than a doubled die and is not worth as much. However, I advise you to hang onto this coin anyway. It’s possible that a close-up look may reveal this to be the more elusive doubled die. While there is not any listing for this date so far, I’m inclined to believe it either isn’t a true doubled die (this a doubled strike), or there’s an outside chance it’s an unattributed die variety.


      1. Josh, Thank you SO MUCH for your time, advise, and expertise!!! I am so fascinated to learn that there is much more to collecting coins than just looking for the old ones. From your post it sounds as though I have an awfully lot to learn about before I will be efficient at determining a coins collectability. As I go through the rest of my coins, I hope it will be alright to show you any others I come across that are unusual. Thank you again! Sincerely, Laurie

        1. Hello, Laurie —

          The neat thing about this hobby is that you’ll never stop learning. I’ve been involved with it for nearly 25 years and am still finding out new things every day — something I love.

          I am so glad to hear that you’re enjoying the hobby and encourage you to keep reading posts, exploring new coins that interest you, and always check your change. You never know what you’ll find in your next handful of coins!

          Please always feel free to ask questions here at The Fun Times Guide to Coins!


  62. The second quarter is oddly scratched. It looks like either someone took a lot of time to do this or it is an error of some sort. Both the front and the back are scraped. It is a 2002 D Louisiana

    1. Hello, Laurie —

      This, unfortunately, is a case of post-mint damage. It appear somebody took a finishing nail to the surface of this coin (or another tiny, pointed implement) and went to town with it.

      This damaged piece is therefore worth face value.


  63. The third coin is 2005 D Oregon. The letter U in ‘trust’ is broken up. Also the R.s in ‘crater’ on the reverse side seem incomplete. And the L in ‘liberty’ is almost invisible.

    1. Hi, Laurie —

      The “U” appears broken due to post-mint damage in this case, whereas the invisible “L” is caused by a combination of a weak strike issue and wear on that part of the coin. While eye-catching, neither situation makes the coin any more valuable than face. What does catch my eye is possible minor strike doubling, which I see in “IN GOD WE TRUST” and “CRATER.” While this would not necessarily add much value to the coin (that is, not more than a few cents in value), I think it’s still worthy of holding the coin aside.


  64. Picture of ‘liberty’. Thank you so much for your consideration of these coins. I realize that I may be showing you obvious non-collectibles, but I am new at this and so do not yet know what to look for. Thanks again! Laurie

  65. Hi Josh! Thank you so much for your encouragement! I have found a couple more quarters that I am curious about your thoughts on. The first one is a 2001 P New York quarter. The face of Washington appears to be doubled on the forehead as well as the chin, and also on the hair. And there is a break on the bridge of his nose. The second one is a 1980 (? mint date). Most of the lettering on both the obverse and reverse is quite odd. I’m not sure how to describe it so you’ll just see what I mean in the photos. Thank you so much for your consideration of these coins.

    1. Hi, Laurie —

      It appears the doubling on the chin and forehead is either machine doubling or perhaps a slice/gouge; even if it is machine doubling (common), there were unfortunately be no additional value in this case.

      I will check out the 1980 piece and reply separately with those images!


  66. Here is the 1980 odd lettering quarter. I realize the quarter has seen some rough times, but still it is kind of strange…

    1. Hello, Laurie —

      Thank you for submitting all of these helpful images. It looks like this 1980 Washington quarter has has suffered extensive surface damage that has resulted in the lettering and other surface details being sheared laterally, causing the weird-looking, mis-shaped devices.

      I wonder what kind of story this quarter would tell if it could talk?

      Keep on checking your change!

  67. Hey Joshua, a friend of mine found a 1976 Quarter but it’s not a Bicentennial Quarter. Can you tell me how I can get more info on this Quarter? [email protected] if you have any info that might help me find info on this Quarter, please. And thank you so much for your time.

    1. Hi, April —

      I’m going to guess you may have found a Canadian quarter, but the only way I will really be able to help without more details on the inscription or design of this quarter is to see an image of the coin, please and thank you.


    1. Hi, Sabbir —

      Do you mean 2-cent coins? I will need to please see a photo of each because there are two kinds that year and, based on the size of the motto lettering, are worth two vastly different prices.


  68. Thank you once again for your valuable knowledge. Pretty much every quarter I look at anymore I think is an error quarter of some kind. So, thank you for giving me such honest answers about these as it helps me to settle back down to collectable coin reality :). I really appreciate it and also for the time you have taken to evaluate them. Have yourself a splendid day! Laurie

    1. Hello, Laurie!

      It is my pleasure to help! Actually, you’re going about looking at your coins the right way. You’ll be surprised how many legitimate errors and die varieties are out there that nobody even knows about! While oftentimes the things that appear to be errors is some type of post-mint damage, this does not delegitimize the fact that there are many truly unusual coins, so do keep your eyes peeled!

      I’m glad to hear you’re enjoying the hobby and encourage you and anybody else reading this to ask me any coin questions they like. I’ll always do my best to answer them!


  69. I have a full collection of the Standing Liberties. 1916-1947. I have the ones that are obverse and reverse. I have every one of them. How can I get a appraisal on these 65 coins.

    1. Hi, Jamie —

      Since you have a full collection and a lot of coins to have individually appraised, I would take them to your nearest reputable coin dealer.

      Here’s a link to hep you find coin dealers near you: http://www.pngdealers.org/find-a-png-dealer?view=browselist

      …A post on what to look for in a reputable coin dealer: https://coins.thefuntimesguide.com/coin_dealer/

      …And a link for more information on valuable Walking Liberty half dollars: https://coins.thefuntimesguide.com/walking_liberty_half_dollar-2/

      All the best!

  70. Hello! Here is a picture of the Quarter I was telling you about awhile back. It’s not the best picture in the world but you can clearly see that the E in states is an F so it looks like STAFES. I will try to get a better picture if you need it. That is a just a smudge on the lens on top of the F. You will need to enlarge the picture. Thank You!

    1. Hello, Johnny n Ariel!

      This photo works well, thank you! It provides enough detail for me to see other weaknesses on the coin, suggesting it wasn’t struck very fully, which is a common problem on some coins. While this piece is not worth more than face value, it’s nonetheless an interesting coins, and Bicentennial quarters are great pieces of vintage Americana.


    1. Hi, Laurie —

      Please upload a photo of this interesting coin so I can see what might be going on here… You’ve got me quite curious now!

      Happy New Year!

  71. Found a strange looking bi-centenial quarter in my weekly cleanouts for my gumball machines. It appears to be made of silver, there are no copper markings on the side of it like normal ones. It has a S mint Mark and it is in almost perfect shape. Appears to look very bright in appearance and has no wear at all. Is this rare or what?

    1. Hi, Robert —

      It sounds like someone spent their proof 1976-S 40 percent silver Bicentennial quarter to take care of their candy fix!

      Yes, your piece is more valuable than the typical Bicentennial quarter finds. Based on the precise condition of your particular piece, it’s worth from $2 to $5. If you would like, please upload a photo of your coin and I might be able to provide a more detailed appraisal.

      Great find!

      1. You said that the bicentennial is 40% silver. Does that mean bicentennials have slightly more silver than a regular quarter today?

        1. Hi, Harley —

          Yes, the “S” mint 1776-1976 quarters are 40 percent silver (not the ones without a mintmark or a “D”); actually, no quarters made for circulation today contain silver, nor have they since 1965.

          The only U.S. quarters made since 1965 that contain silver are issued in collector coin sets by the Mint.

          Keep on checking your change!

  72. Admitting to being a novice, but throughout the years I have kept an eye out for coins for my father who has always held on to all the older silver coins he has come across. I’m fairly positive from what I’ve read that this coin is not an error. It is my understanding it is impossible for a coin to be struck on one side and not the other. (See photos). But when I dumped it from a bank roll to run through a coin counter today, it immediately caught my eye. How is it even possible to do this to a quarter? I’m assuming since it was in a roll purchased at the bank, the quarter is not a magicians coin. But I am curious about it. Any information would be appreciated.

    1. Hi, Vicky —

      You are 100 percent correct that its’s virtually impossible for a modern-day coin to be struck on just one side. You note your quarter is thinner than others. The photo you provided is a HUGE help, too. I see that the reverse of your quarter has actually been completely removed by what appears to have been a cutting device (based on the lines, grooves, and damage on the copper core of the coin). This is certainly a post-mint issue. Why was the coin altered? Who knows. It might have been an experiment to see the copper content of the coin, or perhaps it was the result of a power tool equipped person with too much time on his or her hands(!)

      At any rate, the coin is effectively worth nothing in the monetary sense, thought it’s still a neat piece to hang onto anyway; I know I would keep it.

      Keep on checking your change!

  73. I have a 1977 quarter that has a bubble on from and two bubbled on the back. Can anyone tell me why/how it got that way. What is it worth????

    1. Hi, Chelsea —

      I would need to please see a photo of the coin to tell you more, but it’s likely the coin was exposed to intense heat, which would have caused the copper and nickel cladding layers to deform. Should that be what caused the bubbling, then your quarter is worth face value.

      Thank you for your question!

  74. What’s this one worth? It’s looks to be the start of another quarter maybe the raw materials here is the photo

  75. not sure why photo is not showing here it is again appears to be the start of another quarter maybe the raw https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/ec7728d571a464aaadc44b7292896ebdb497c7949708312a1607a0f2a3d00147.png materials

  76. not sure why photo is not showing here it is again appears to be the start of another quarter maybe the raw material. any idea what its worth

    1. Hi, Leeroy —

      It looks like some type of adhesive material (perhaps epoxy) was squeezed between this quarter and another after they left the U.S. Mint, which created the reverse lettering imprint. This piece is worth face value.

      Thank you for checking in with us!

    1. Hi, Erik —

      If you found it in pocket change and does NOT have an “S” mintmark or any surface oddities, it’s worth face value.


  77. I found this bicentennial quarter today. The head is gold same with the guy on the back then silver all around. Can’t find any info about it… ???

    1. Hi, Lizann —

      What you have a is a regular Bicentennial quarter that was plated with gold on certain details. While definitely unusual, your piece is essentially worth face value; you may, however, find a novelty coin collector who would be willing to pay $1 to $2 for it.

      Neat find!

      1. Hi, Jason —

        I’m trying to blow up the photos large enough to see the doubling. On first glance, it appears this coin might actually be a late die state coin, which means the die striking the coin was near the end of its life and thus didn’t strike up details as well as usual. If so, the coin may have some collector value due to that (there are collectors who focus on such anomalies). Late die state coins also often have the appearance of a doubled die strike.

        I hope this helps answer your questions!

  78. Hello Josh, I have a 1986 S quarter and my boyfriend said it could be worth up to $25. Could it really be worth that much?! Thanks in advance and have a beautiful day!!

    1. Hi, Rebecca —

      Indeed, a 1986-S proof Washington quarter can possibly be worth even more than $25 if it is in supreme condition, but the surfaces appear more or less typical for a proof of that era, and is worth closer to about $3 based on what I see in the photo.

      Thank you for your question!

    1. Hi, Dustin –

      Bicentennial quarters with no mintmark were made at the Philadelphia Mint and are worth face value if worn.

      Neat find during the coin’s 40th anniversary year!


    1. Hi, Ang —

      Unless it is in mint condition, it’s worth face value. Thank you for checking here though!

      Good luck, and keep checking your change!

    1. Hi, Kyle!

      It’s hard to say for certain in the photos provided (if you can possibly make them a tad bit clearer, that would be much appreciated)! The bubble could have been caused by heat separating the cladding layers, or it may be something else, but I unfortunately can’t say for certain without a better look at the affected area of the obverse (“head’s side”) and the reverse (“tails”).

      Thank you!

  79. Hi Josh, thank you for your posts. I’ve read numerous but first time commenting. I have a 1932 P Washington Quarter that I am wondering what your opinion on it would be for a grade and/or value?

    1. Hi, Craig!

      It’s great to hear from you, and thank you for reading The Fun Times Guide! Your 1932 Washington quarter looks nicely struck, which is a plus. Based on the images, it appears to have some white, frosty luster across the surfaces. While I’m not a professional grader, my opinion is that it is safely an MS-63 based on what I see in the photos. What may keep it from grading higher are the moderate obverse contact marks in the field around 4 o’ clock and 9 o’ clock. Then again, the photo may not be doing this coin its due justice and it could grade higher with a sight-seen, in-hand evaluation.

      Good luck, and please check back here anytime!

  80. On the back of this quarter dollar it says British surrender 1777 and at the bottom it’s dated 2015 is it worth any thing today

    1. Hi, Diane —

      If you found your 2015 Saratoga, New York, quarter in circulation, then it is worn and worth face value.

      Thank you for your question,

        1. Hi, Diane —

          Yes, it is worth face value, or 25 cents. It’s still a great coin to keep and put into a collection that built around the other America the Beautiful Quarters. Here’s a link with more info about these neat quarters: https://coins.thefuntimesguide.com/america-the-beautiful-quarters/

          Good luck!

  81. Hi, I’m John out here in NY and I think I found a super rare quarter, it’s a 2004 Michigan P and it looks like it was struck on a ancient Roman coin blank. The coin is mint but looks like no other quarter I’ve ever seen, the background field’s on Both sides are porous and it looks like a new 100 year old coin…..any ideas what I have here?

    1. Hi, John –

      I’d need to please see a photo to provide you with an opinion, but it sounds like your coin is quite the eye-popper nevertheless.


        1. Hi, John —

          We’ll need you to please upload a photo here at The Fun Times Guide to Coins… Thank you for understanding.


          1. I tried but the picture is too big and I don’t know how to make it smaller. If I mail it to you directly, you can post it. I’m going to Brigandine Coins in Manhattan today and I’m sending the coins I found out for grading, that’s how unique I believe them to be……very rare I’m sure.i can’t upload the pictures, they’re too big a file and I don’t know how to make them smaller, I’m going to bring them to Brigandine Coins in Manhattan today to send them off for grading, I think they’re special enough. Maybe I can send pics to you and you can re-upload them to this forum.

          2. Good luck with the certification process, John! You could bring the photos up onto your computer screen, screenshot them, save that file as a JPEG, and upload it here, perhaps? Fingers crossed those coins are everything you hope for them to be.

            I look forward to an update,

  82. Hi, John!

    Photos are definitely helpful when you can get around to those, but my — it sounds like you’re making some excellent finds!

    Great work,

      1. Hi, Krystal —

        The bump on his head appears to be a well-worn silhouette of his hairline! This piece, made in Philadelphia (indicated by the lack of a mintmark), is worth face value.


    1. Hi, Jonah —

      It appears the coin has been stained and thus renders an appearance of a reverse face. This, however, is a normal quarter otherwise and since it is worn is worth face value.

      Thank you for your question and photos!

      1. Thanks Josh also I have a 1986 quarter in between 9and8 there is a 4 and in between 8and6 another 4 more like shadows

          1. Hi, Jonah!

            I’m very knowledgeable U.S. one-cent coins. Please feel free to ask any related questions or upload relevant photos as you wish!


          2. Hi Josh I have a 1996 and a 1982
            the 1996 seems to have some areas that don’t look normal his nose area mostly
            And the 1982 the date mainly the 2 it looks like there a 5 next to it https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/2355ddda56fbb946e859f6fac8925d19fb327d225d1199875dd79f788a641a34.jpg

          3. Hi, Jonah!

            The images look blurry, but it appears the issues you highlight with these two coins may be metal blobs called die cuds or die breaks. Such pieces, if they verify, are usually worth $1 to $3 each.


          4. There a bit more that I found the 1983 d is a Depp red and shiny lmk what u think https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/9de712936b996a1fb8040f1b7054bc7d87015df238ee35fb065ee929cea5cc51.jpg

          5. Hi, Jonah —

            These appear to be normal, circulated Lincoln cents. The 1980s pieces pictured here are worth face value, but the 1961-D and 1968-D pennies are worth two cents each for their copper value.


      2. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/6fc1d54c6835e7e3cc9fa17cdebdc5265e4f0cefc4c7e2c4a090963826d09996.jpg https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/5edc89c9dddc0ea05781823f2319545aa8e34e302cc7603a4fa40e275443da48.jpg

        HI Josh I have a 2007 D penny with doubling on most of the lettering it’s hard to see but I look at it though my mint mark magnifying glass and you can see Dublin on all letters and on the back on the Memorial heavy double

        1. Hi, Jonah —

          There is a report of a 2007-D doubled die affecting mainly a small part of the reverse; reports show that one has been found and there is no data on its current market value.

          As for your piece, the pattern of doubling appears to be machine doubling or perhaps a later die stage, which is not so much an error but rather something attributed due to damage to the die. If that is indeed the case, the coin really wouldn’t have any additional value. However, it’s still worth hanging on to, and I’d suggest possibly submitting it for in-hand evaluation to John Wexler, who is a well-known expert on these matters.

          Here is a link to his website: http://doubleddie.com/


          1. Thank you very much Josh I have these https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/de23eb9ab95695e1ed075624152bc188869470ecda11b6bbc69dcbfe14ab26e3.jpg

            Penny’s the 1961 d has doubled on the front parts of lincoln face I look through a magnifying glass and I can see the doubling from his forehead down to his chest it’s pretty noticeable and I also have that 1944 wheat penny and a 1969 S let me know your thoughts

          2. Hi, Jonah —

            Let’s start with the 1944 Lincoln wheat cent and 1969-S Lincoln cent, which are each worth about 3 cents in their respective conditions.

            I do see doubling on the 1961-D Lincoln cent, though I believe it is machine doubling. To be sure, I suggest you submit your coin to die variety expert John Wexler for more information and a possible in-hand inspection: http://doubleddie.com/


          3. Hey Josh take a look at this 1977 quarter on the neck of Washington from his head to the neck it’s crazy it looks like someone holding a book or cross looks like there some writing on the side to the back looks crazy as well https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/e3fcbb948aea1dc0c07ca0a19a8959b8ea9faa910a3720ed7662bdfaef74e0dd.png

          4. Hi, Jonah!

            Based on the photos, your 1977 Washington quarter appears to have been exposed to some intense heat, and quite possible was in a fire. That’s the likely cause of the metal fragmentation and corrosion as it appears here.


          5. Thank you Josh I have 1979 d penny it’s flat and the back side looks different and front has no edges https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/d5d329b4e502fcb31183e043df902adedaed5e145643391f68384cd47699c1e3.png https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/fd32d12ec4aa8d0b7d755f861c7b3d3b15f0583d4c4b830d745596ca4b13229d.png

          6. Hi, Jonah —

            This 1970s baby has seen extensive wear in its 37 years, and possibly was intentionally abraded/sanded. However, it’s still worth its metal value, or 2 cents.

            Thank you for your question and photos!

          7. @Jonah… Dude you are looking way too deeply into your coins man lol.. You need to learn the difference between post-mint damage, and actual mint errors.

          8. Do you see this on the 1979-D Lincoln cent you just asked me about? Or another coin?

          9. I have a 1984 with 1881 on his chest and writing going around the penny but I have a hard time making out what it says there’s double on the dates and mint mark also on the liberty

          10. Hi, Jonah —

            When you describe coins like this I’ll also need to please see photos of the pieces so I can better help you!

            Thank you so much,

          11. Hey Josh I have this quarter 1984 p ithttps://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/8463286f2121e9cb70617858f13b4e3f049313d925de96b7fc3694a685f3169a.jpg

            It has something on its leg

          12. Hi, Jonah —

            The only thing that seems to stand out to me in this image is the gash across the leg and contact marks, which are post mint damage. Are you referring to something else?

            Thank you for the question and photo!

          13. This is the 1984 d penny that has the back round of some other coin im trying to take a closer look so i can give u a better pic https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/405d331c241ca6ebad09c5e40681a97dec7be5f0fbc7ee6b362b67eb026f2a1e.jpg

          14. Hi, Jonah —

            Wow, that’s very clever… The “face” appears to be a stain on the coin’s surface. This piece is worth face value.


          15. Hey Josh take a look at this 1977 quarter it looks like someone holding a book or cross pretty crazy https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/e3fcbb948aea1dc0c07ca0a19a8959b8ea9faa910a3720ed7662bdfaef74e0dd.png

          16. This a better look https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/94b5bd1f24f2d867d87b89a80c332e5a553066841e8be59afe7dab73c3289ffe.jpg

  83. I have a 1974 quarter that looks like this. It’s way thinner than a normal quarter. I was wondering if this has any value?

    1. Hi, Melissa —

      It looks like your 1974 was dropped in acid, peeling away several layers of the coin’s outer copper-nickel coating. It is worth at most face value, though it may not be accepted in some vending machines because the coin’s current weight and dimension may not allow the machine’s sensor devices to accept the coin.

      Thank you for your question and interesting photos!

  84. I have a 1970 quarter that the “I” in “IN God We Trust” appears to either missing or to close to the N.

    1. Hi, Peter —

      It appears the “I” and “N” have worn together through heavy use over the decades. There would unfortunately be no monetary premium for that wear pattern, and thus this piece is worth face value.


  85. SO there is no wear that I see, words have no wear at all. Just as you can see there is this little indent on the bottom right-hand side of the front president. Besides that, in great condition.

    1. Hi, Marco —

      The little “D” on the obverse (head’s side) of the coin, just to the right of Washington? That’s the coin’s mintmark, and in this case the “D” refers to the Denver Mint, which is where the coin was struck. Most U.S. coins made outside of the Philadelphia Mint have a mintmark; here’s a list of what those mintmarks are: https://coins.thefuntimesguide.com/mint_marks_letters_on_coins/

      By the way, your 1976 Bicentennial quarter exhibits circulation wear and is worth face value – still these coins are getting tougher to find in circulation these days. Nice piece!


  86. So I came across a 1979 Quarter with a misprint and what appears to be copper
    on bottom right. Any value?

    1. Hi, Danny —

      I’m trying to blow up the image with greater clarity; this appears to be a possible mint error, but I’d need to have the photo be a more crisp upon zoom. I’m sorry for any inconvenience this request may cause, but I do hope what I find with this coin is worth your extra effort! If I may see a photo of the coin’s reverse (tail’s side) that would help, too.


  87. hi josh i started collecting some coins..I have a quarter that 1980 and below but this 1951 quarter is different color than the rest

    1. Hello, Rinoa —

      Highly observant of you! The reason the 1951 quarter is a different color than the others in this photo (and is also heavier than the others here and makes a ringing noise when softly tapped against a hard surface, too) is that it’s made from a 90 percent silver composition.

      In fact, all U.S. quarters made before 1965 are made from silver. Common, worn dates such as yours are presently worth around $4 each.

      Here’s more info about silver quarters: https://coins.thefuntimesguide.com/silver_quarters/

      Terrific find!

  88. Hi, Rinoa —

    Yes, unfortunately the spot would lower the quality of the coin. Perhaps you might want to contact the U.S. Mint customer service line and see if you can get a replacement. Here’s the U.S. Mint’s website: http://www.usmint.gov


      1. Hello, Rinoa –

        This medal has been trading for approximately $5 to $7 in the secondary market. Neat piece!


    1. Hi,

      Would you please submit a photo of your coin? I’d be glad to assist!

      Have a great day,

    1. Hi, Brad —

      From what little I have seen of this scarce but not widely collected issue, they have sold for between $50 and $100 on average. I know one sold on eBay earlier this year in a grade of MS-66 for about $120. I hope this helps somewhat!


  89. Hi Josh don’t know if u got my last post but I got a 1977 quarter on the front from the center of Washington head to his neck seems to be someone holding a book or cross also on the back looks like there writing but hard to make it out https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/e3fcbb948aea1dc0c07ca0a19a8959b8ea9faa910a3720ed7662bdfaef74e0dd.png

    1. Hi, Jonah —

      I hope you saw my reply! This quarter appears to have been exposed to a high degree of heat, possibly a fire, which is the cause of the discoloration, oxidation, and unusual appearance. This piece is worth face value.


      1. Yes i did thanks for all your help josh i https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/cba9307d2d9917dd4d1ea400dc7c1ae555a7946cb2b10ab72e8bee478f9c2f16.jpg https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/646db06f4579729f51a2cb6a1306325828a81ed17dc92bf8953dbd4f233d32c9.jpg
        This is a 2007 p quarter with doubles

  90. I came across this 1968 Washington Quarter that I swear is silver clad. It has no mint mark on either side. It is non-magnetic, has the appearance of silver(except the copper-inner of course), and even had some black tarnish on it. From everything I have been able to find, this coin should not exist. Am I crazy? or is this a rare coin?

    1. Hi, Kenneth —

      On first glance, this coin looks to me like a copper-nickel clad coin, but I reserve calling it until I can find out how much this coin weighs. A copper-nickel clad quarter should weigh 5.67 grams, whereas as a 90 percent silver piece would weigh 6.25 grams. 40 percent silver clad planchets weren’t officially used for the U.S. quarter until 1975; however, for the sake of the hypothetical, a 40 percent silver clad quarter weighs 5.75 grams.


      1. I just weighed it and it came in at 5.5 grams. It is definitely not 90% you can see the copper on the rim. It is well worn, the sandwich layer on the reverse looks paper thin when looked at from the side. When I compare it to other period, circulated silvers and nickles it just appears to favour the silvers. I could be wrong, I just wondered if there was any kind of lore about the mint producing the odd 40% silver in 1968.

        1. Hi, Kenneth —

          OK, well then it sounds like based on the weight alone your 1968 quarter is a copper-nickel clad coin. It is interesting to note the U.S. Mint produced 40 percent silver half dollars for circulation during 1965-1970, so the composition was certainly in use during that era — just not with quarters.

          While this coin checked out as “normal,” don’t let this discourage you from looking for other off-metal errors. They do exist, and many are worth thousands of dollars. Check these out: https://sullivannumismatics.com/information/articles/metals

          Good luck!

  91. I have a 1965 Quarter that is baffling me it weighs in at 5.8 5.9 grams. This quarter has a blended reeded edge not one side copper color and so on. This quarter not only has a different sound to it and weight but it melted an ice cube about 5× as fast as a new quarter.

    1. Hi, Joshua —

      The photo didn’t post for some reason. Would you mind kindly trying again please?

      Thank you!

  92. This seems like a fairly recent discussion so maybe someone can help. I was taught that 1964 and earlier Washington quarters were something to hold on to because of the silver. I always knew when I would get one because of the sound. But I misunderstood somewhere along the way and had been keeping 1965 as well. Now, though, I don’t think I necessarily misunderstood.. The very first quarter I “heard” that was silver is this 1965 quarter. The condition is not great. But it is silver, it has to be.. The sound is so distinct to me. What should I do next.

    1. Hi, Richard —

      To determine its silver content it would be imperative to check the weight of your 1965 Washington quarter. A 90 percent silver quarter weighs 6.25 grams, whereas a copper-nickel clad quarter comes in at 5.67 grams. This weight check is the most decisive way to tell what you have; if your quarter is a silver off-metal error, it could be worth thousands of dollars and should be submitted to a third-party coin grading company for authentication.

      Here’s more info on third-party coin grading firms: https://coins.thefuntimesguide.com/slabbed_coins/

      Good luck!

  93. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/97f0f433f1ef41a57bf998652abc21b656a79c1767471462c79812e98fdf3ab5.jpg

    1. Hi, Andy and Dee —

      Your 1977 quarter has no mintmark because it was made at the Philadelphia Mint. The coin is worn and thus worth 25 cents.

      Thank you for your question and photo!

  94. i got 4 possible error coins
    1970S penny
    1975D penny with a layer of copper missing?
    200xD dime really weak design and is flatter than normal
    1993P quarter with 2 clip marks obverse and reverse

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    1. Hi, Ozzy —

      Based on what I see in the image, the quarter appears to have post-mint damage and is worth face value. The 1970-S looks to be a large date that was partially cleaned to determine the die variety and is worth 2 cents for its copper value. The 1975-D Lincoln penny appears to have surface damage perhaps from adhesive.

      However, the dime might be an It would really need to be inspected in-hand to ensure it isn’t simply heavy edge wear, but the surface peculiarities and strike indicates this could be a die adjustment strike. Such pieces are worth $25 to $50.

      If you want more info on finding a reputable coin dealer, please check these links out:

      5 Tips For Finding A Good Coin Dealer: https://coins.thefuntimesguide.com/coin_dealer/
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      1. thanks for the help josh! really was hoping the quarter had packaging edge wear but ill take your word for it and i will also look into that dime some more !
        i’d also like to ask you what do you think about this 1991D penny with the trus missing in trust https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/e8f8a9ed612b414077bed9c5b4c262a9a67e66c8c714a94a079265e8fca028db.jpg
        thanks for the help and happy coin hunting!

        1. Hello, Ozzy!

          Great to hear from you again — I believe the “TRUS” is missing due to weakness in the die strike. Though not usually worth additional money, I hang onto coins with weakness in the strike (when letters are missing, etc.) because they are neat, or so I think, and some collectors will pay extra for such pieces.

          Thank you for your question and photos!

          1. I found two quarters (both 2016,Shawnee) in my pocket change exhibiting weak strike on either side. Heads – Mint Mark is all but absent
            Tails – “Shawnee” is very shallow struck

            Do you reckon they’re worth anything? They’re not pristine but I bet I could find one that was if I went hunting

          2. Hi, Robert –

            Would you please provide a photo of these pieces? They could be capped dies or another type of error but I can’t provide a really good opinion without seeing photos.

            Thank you so much,

          3. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/2a00c651e85bd8b21510220fa2dd2d0e07bf7e10d84c44e68c35742b54d993bb.jpg https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/08389e314ea61899d7f5dc282bf17ac441716ea7ca3c7fb3c379de5bc87f0c21.jpg https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/c7bd4091e847db848f908d8ba298241cf9dd6888bda4ce9d168cc24217e416fd.jpg

            Sorry about the delay and picture quality

          4. Hi, Robert —

            Yes, I see the weakness and it looks like it is mint-origin. However, I don’t believe the weakness is acute enough to enhance the coin’s value at all and thus can be spent for face value if you wish.

            Thank you for your questions and photos,

  95. I found this coin today, a 1932 quarter. I attempted to use it in a vending machine and the machine kept kicking it out. When I looked at it I noticed that both sides are heads. I’ve never seen anything like this and wonder if it has much value. It appears real (no seam along the edge) but can’t seem to find anything about something like this on line. Can you offer any insight? Rareness, value, history, etc?

    1. Hi, Mike!

      Without a photo of your 1932 quarter it’s hard to say exactly what happened to your coin but I can all but say the coin is altered. Unlike what common media wistfully suggests, authentic two-headed coins are virtually impossible to produced due to modern technological techniques in the minting process. I will happily check out your coin if you would like to upload an image(s) of it here in the comments forum and see if I can determine what’s going on with it.

      Thank you,

  96. Can’t really tell what this quarter has on it or what is wrong with it. It looks like it has the old stamp but then a mint stamp over it with a fish and mountains.

      1. Hi, Diana —

        This coin actually has some type of environmental damage. The green, pink, and yellow colors are created be a chemical reaction between the metal and an agent that was on the coin. This interesting piece is still worth face value.

        I hope this is helpful info for you,

  97. I found a quarter today and I’m just wondering if it is worth anything cause I’ve never seen one,1776•1976 quarter

    1. Hi, Sam!

      You found a 1776-1976 Bicentennial quarter that was made in 1975 or 1976 to honor our nation’s 200th birthday. Here is much more info about these fascinating coins: https://coins.thefuntimesguide.com/bicentennial_coins-2/

      Cool find!

      1. Thanks for the info Joshua, I’m just starting to collect coins n don’t know much yet but I found a 1976d nickel today, tell me about it please sir. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/b872e788a448b8b9674226c1f8893569e8b7db53e9420bdfbbcf5fbc9151da3c.jpg https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/844fb50e52dec2c6a0c3f38b53a88bd126576f892a100482ba003c00cccc8328.jpg

        1. Hi, Sam —

          Cool, 40-year-old find! It looks like your 1976-D Jefferson nickel picked up some wear and tone over its years in circulation. A total of 563,964,147 1976-D Jefferson nickels were made, and all regular-issue versions such as yours are worth face value if worn.

          I hope this info helps!

          1. Hey Joshua, found a 1993 p nickel, wondering if it’s worth much https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/f5fa3ed83ebb4fdaf2da6a97cb58a58ec6d09107d63866669a4fcc4bae61d3c9.jpg https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/863619a6c54869277a2405d43d3d60aeb5420016de901f63dd7319431dff0d58.jpg

          2. Hello there, Sam —

            I appreciate your question and photos. The 1993-P Jefferson nickel is pretty common as far as modern coins go, and this one does not appear to exhibit any varieties or errors. As it is worn, this one is worth face value.

            Keep on checking your change!

    2. Hey Joshua sendin u some pics just let me know if you can’t see a certain one clearly and I’ll send you the info, just seein if any of them are valuable https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/635bcc7ea4e846391c30341bc70db41237b511ad28a4313e24bc8afa00b6fa5f.jpg https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/f8b583fcb1a07512c1484438b278685dd078641e28de03d47e5d361ed11a8533.jpg https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/8dd47ad602659be78f67efbd7ccc8cd531d358505f4bb2564e3867f653d189c0.jpg

      1. Hello, Sam —

        Thank you for your question and for sending the images. From what I can tell in the images, whatever is NOT listed below is worth its face value. Here are the values of coins worth MORE than face value:

        •All pre-1982 Lincoln cents — 2 cents
        •1983-P Washington quarter — $1
        •1983-D Washington quarter — 30-50 cents
        •1980 Canadian cent — 5-10 cents (novelty foreign coin value)
        •Post-1968 Canadian quarters — 25 to 40 cents

        I really think this is an article you’ll want to check out to help you look for valuable coins in your pocket change: https://coins.thefuntimesguide.com/us-coins/

        Good luck!

        1. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/e8d92c5c0986138a058c917f72ac9f1a6de9236745763b05e001bd43fe8ba5b4.jpg he https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/abc87b77a2f9595a2b00467ee0043a071fb295d509bcacec84d947cafa0d1bc0.jpg y hey josh tell me bout this one please

          1. Hi, Sam —

            It appears you have a 1928 Buffalo nickel, based on what I see in the photo (the date’s a bit worn and fuzzy). This piece is worth about 75 cents to $1, assuming I read the date correctly.

            You’ll want to check out this info on Buffalo nickels: https://coins.thefuntimesguide.com/buffalo_nickels_value/


  98. How much is a bicentennial quarter with a double die date? Looks like it was stamped twice on the date. I also have a 1979 quarter with heads on both sides. What is their worth roughly?

    1. Hi, Jonathan —

      Would you please post a photo of your Bicentennial quarter with the apparent doubled die? As for the double-headed 1979 Washington quarter, it is some type of post-mint alteration, though the type I could only tell you after seeing a photo of that coin, too, please.

      Thank you!

    1. Hi, Analiet —

      Would you please upload a photo of this coin? It’s probably red due to corrosion or another form of environmental damage, but let’s double check with an image that it isn’t something else!


        1. Hello, Analiet —

          Your darkened 1965 Washington quarter was likely exposed to extreme heat or intense chemical fumes, and either of which could have caused the deepened coloration on this coin. It is worth face value, but is nonetheless an interesting piece!

          Thank you for posting your question and coin photo!


  99. Hi,
    I have a 1972 D quarter and I’m trying to find some information about it. It’s almost like it’s missing the middle/outer edges. I’ve never seen anything like it and I am wondering how it got the way it is and if it’s worth anything. Any information would be greatly appreciated. These are the best photos that I could get. If they’re not good enough please let me know and I’ll try again. Thank you!




    1. Hi, Sydney —

      This coin looks machined and has been altered post mint. Really weird — it looks like someone sandwiched the obverse and reverse or created an inset ridge possible so the coin could be used in an illusionist’s trick.


    1. Hi, Amber —

      Unless they are in mint uncirculated condition or have unusual markings then, no, you may spend these. The absence of a mintmark on 1972 and 1974 Washington quarters indicates they were made at the Philadelphia Mint.


  100. Hay Josh hope all is well, haven’t been on here in a while, I found a few coins I can’t seem to find any info on one’s a 200 penny it’s missing the last number in the date and this georgia quarter has doubling in it. What’s your thoughts on them https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/0ec209f1535c90b74ee2753e8bb0edba28f0993a58251ea294a4b9f96a0cb3a9.jpg https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/236d82dbf2eeaa115a7795a57bb200ed70f8a5e8b539d4e22a347a780b97ea7e.jpg https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/6a6f706f9dc2fa605ad3148bc3ecab4c7c86355c4b8347778a7f1f7b73f5b216.jpg https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/af17377323b29e312cf7adde8dd59a3a7191f5d7b077b764965f479a4cff2dd9.jpg

    1. Hello, Keith —

      I see some signs of strike weakness toward the top of the Lincoln cent within the IN GOD WE TRUST motto, which leads me to believe this coin was possibly struck with a filled die. That would’ve potentially obscured the last date digit. If my opinion on the coin is correct, it’s likely worth about $5 to $10 as an error.

      I see possible doubling of the “R” of GEORGIA on the reverse of the quarter. A closer shot may reveal whether this is a doubled die or machine doubling.


      1. Here’s a couple more pics the e pluribus is doubled and the wrighting in the banner anf the leaves, aslo i found a couple copper dimes looks like they didnt get fthe last layer on them and this coin i got from a store it says Phillipines on the back side https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/d1b17e268b7cc300218fcacd00a99a54c0c0596c9c6d1972b273dceb442440a8.jpg https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/f15651017ee90fc0732125800cf316276c70efbd17b35a95adfe9ed75d5d41f0.jpg https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/a459b6d3b6624f27d8be011cd4bfa5befd08ddd193dd07b7e8487a4c7c195c67.jpg https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/7894941cb59605ec005426255da3d40fc0a7e1e22948bb288329ba29f5f83c0b.jpg https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/236d82dbf2eeaa115a7795a57bb200ed70f8a5e8b539d4e22a347a780b97ea7e.jpg https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/f82ce10b7272972998c3413bc3a63693203da600a8f8f692d5f261fa9227d680.jpg

        1. Hi, Keith —

          The coppery color on the 1974 Roosevelt dime and Georgia quarter are caused by toning.

          Would you please submit a photo of the reverse side of the Philippines coin so I can tell you what it is worth? It’s an historic production…


          1. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/4f76c3fd982be5392cbe6883eeafaf9097ba7bcbf5f7e08e0f386554d08f9f5c.jpg https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/c38b9b7d343259c746c4dd7553a33226800d6a29e28c3083b27c6c2d33004b89.jpg

            Here is the pics you requested of the coin. This is why i keep looking when you get lucky and get this in your change and I have a couple other dimes that you can tell it’s toning cause you can see silver under the color but this one is definitely copper, and did you see the strong doubling in e- pluribus on the quarter ? Oh and thanks for the info , hope you have a good thanksgiving

          2. Keith,

            You’re making some terrific finds! I know you’re inspiring some individuals to keep checking their change even when it doesn’t like there’s much out there to find sometimes.

            Happy Thanksgiving to you, too!

          3. Hi, Keith!

            I’m sorry, I guess the images must have gotten lost in the shuffle. I found them and see you have a 1903 Five Centavos coin from the Philippines. They were made by the United States Mint and in the condition of the coin pictured are worth about 75 cents to $1.


  101. Heres some more pics and on it the e -pluribus is doubled as well as the leaves and the wrighting in the banner and do you know anything about this coin ? https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/d1b17e268b7cc300218fcacd00a99a54c0c0596c9c6d1972b273dceb442440a8.jpg and do https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/236d82dbf2eeaa115a7795a57bb200ed70f8a5e8b539d4e22a347a780b97ea7e.jpg https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/f15651017ee90fc0732125800cf316276c70efbd17b35a95adfe9ed75d5d41f0.jpg

  102. Happy Thanksgiving Josh! Found a 2001 P Rhode Island quarter that I believe is a doubled die. The areas I see it the most is in quarter dollar. Wanted to get your thoughts on it. Thanks!

    1. Hi, Katie!

      Very interesting… It looks a bit like a doubled die based on the nature of the doubling, and I don’t seem to see those details across the entire coin, which is promising. I think it may be worth submitting for official attribution by a die variety expert such as John Wexler so see what he thinks. Here’s more info about him: http://doubleddie.com/

      Thanks for your question, and good luck!

    1. Thank you so much for your kind comments, Oldman71! I hope you had a great Christmas!

      Happy New Year,

  103. I found a 2001 D Kentucky quarter that has a bulge that extrudes from both sides just in front of George Washington’s face about his chin area, anyone else have anything like this

    1. Hello, Big Kev —

      This sounds like a coin that may have been exposed to intense heat, which would cause the cladding layers to bubble outward. But if you kindly upload a photo I might be able to confirm for sure what’s going on.

      Thank you!


    1. Hi, Christina —

      You have an altered piece combining the obverses (heads sides) of the 1971 and 1992 Washington quarters, and these were fused together. This piece unfortunately has no numismatic value.

      Thank you for your question!

      1. ok thanks for your response id never seen anything like it and on one side the words are cut off and also is deeper its weird but as soon as I can figure out how to send you a pic I will I’m going to hold on to it either way I too tend to collect rare items and antiques and such but I truly appreciate your help

        1. Hello, Christina —

          Presuming your 1946 Jefferson nickel has a typical amount of wear for its age, it’s worth between 10 and 15 cents.

          I hope this info is helpful,

  105. i have a 2012 quarter front side , Washington, back side , WASHINGTON overlaid by what looks like some of Lincolns face.

  106. I have a 1993 Washington quarter that is toned and has no obvious rim and railroad track style edge where you can see the copper core. The obverse looks like parchment and has indistinct lettering and numbering around the obverse.

        1. Lettering or numbering next to the date underneath Washington bust and under InGodWeTrust. The oxidation itself I have only seen in silver coins.

          1. I think I am imagining things but I see the word invictus. I also noticed artifacts that are not part of Washington’s bust like holes and symbols.

          2. Hi, Ken —

            It’s observant to point out that the deep gray patination is more typical of silver coinage, though having seen similar-looking clad coinage, especially older pieces from the 1960s through 1980s that have experienced heavy circulation, I can say it is indeed possible for a clad coin to acquire this look. Of course, if you’d prefer to rule out an off-metal error, the coin could be weighed to help determine its metal content.


          3. Considering it does not have reeding, it is missing metal so weighs less even than a normal quarter. I have dropped it to test if it has a dull sound or high thin sound. It has the latter. Again, something only in silver coins not nickel.

        2. Hi, Ken —

          From what I can tell, this Washington quarter has heavy wear and circulation toning, and I don’t see any signs of mint-caused anomalies, though the reverse (tails) side is a bit blurry in the image.

          It looks like the edge was machined. The concave groove is definitely a post-mint alteration.

          At this point, I’d suggest this quarter is worth face value. However, this is a very unusual find and one I’d hang on to anyway.


          1. I have no idea about your comments about wear. It still shines and is reflective, except from the side due to the toning. It still has details on the tail side like feathers on the eagle’s belly. Obverse is a different story. It does not have any details except for the artifacts, like the P under Liberty and the 8 under InGodWeTrust and the faint lettering that looks like invictus under Washington’s bust. Washington’s bust has lost details like his curly hair, instead it has a lot of holes and symbols. No reeding because it looks like a metal sandwich with the obverse and tail thin metals surrounding a copper core. I think the obverse has a concave shape with no edge probably due to the obverse planchet being smaller than the tail planchet and receiving a weak strike. The toning is not like regular toning because you can see lines or webbing, not scratches. I have posted a photo of the railroad edge already. And no, I would not part with it for a quarter or a dollar.

          2. Hi, Ken —

            As far as I can tell, this piece was machined outside of the Mint. The obverse and reverse are struck simultaneously, and they are formed from a single planchet. Many coins are altered in such a fashion for a variety of reasons. While you might want to take your coin for a second, in-hand evaluation by somebody who can inspect the coin with a magnifying glass at different angles, I believe you will receive a similar opinion on the coin.

            At any rate, this is still a novel piece and one I’d probably hold aside anyway as it is an unusual coin.


    1. The story is interesting in that it came from a mint roll with a lot of concave quarters. I lived in a hotel and needed quarters for laundry. I bought a roll.

        1. Hi, Linda —

          Please check out these links for more info on your coin values:

          1941 penny value: https://coins.thefuntimesguide.com/1941-penny-value/
          1942 penny value: https://coins.thefuntimesguide.com/1942-penny-value/
          1943 penny value: https://coins.thefuntimesguide.com/1943-penny-value/
          1944 penny value: https://coins.thefuntimesguide.com/1944-penny-value/

          Meanwhile, 1945 pennies are very common and are worth about 2 to 3 cents if worn.

          I hope this info is helpful to you,

        1. Hi, Linda —

          While we are unable to reply to personal emails, we’ll be glad to help if you post your question(s) here in The Fun Times Guide to Coins comments forum!

          Happy New Year,

    1. Hi, Linda –

      With the exception of mint errors, rare varieties, or uncirculated pieces, the value of most 1940s Lincoln cents is 3 to 5 cents for worn examples. 1943 steel pennies are worth about 10 to 50 cents each if worn.

      Here’s a guide that will help you know which pennies are worth significantly more than face value: https://coins.thefuntimesguide.com/valuable-pennies/


    1. Hi, Linda –

      Unless it is some type of error coin, a worn 1967 quarter is worth face value. Unless there’s something unusual about your 1967 quarter, feel safe spending it for face value.

      THank you for your question!

      1. Hi.i have a 1996p quarter and under the beat of the bird I believe it double die or something if you have gout

        1. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/f20de181b5910dd8d25da890155ac297b45ba28403109745a606a6c364ef0b8c.jpg

          1. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/a23d463318dc406272d70f3b6db7a92816295da49e2a109446ab5d94b7bb89ab.jpg

        2. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/f20de181b5910dd8d25da890155ac297b45ba28403109745a606a6c364ef0b8c.jpg

        3. Hello, Paul —

          The photo is a but fuzzy but, yes, I do see something under the eagle’s beak. It might be a die chip or a die break. It would have to be inspected in-hand to know for sure since the image is a little indiscernible at the resolution and size, but it’s worth holding on to for sure.

          If you want an in-hand evaluation or would like to run the photo past a variety expert, consider one of these two links:

          CONECA: http://varietyvista.com/CONECA%20Master%20Listings.htm
          John Wexler: http://www.doubleddie.com/

          Good luck!

          1. Ok i think this is a a picture of the bicentennial quarter I was telling you about I think it’s double on the obverse https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/8cc07acde42d8cae6a1dc3d2f50d4f0b18e3c07aca04f4b93c5748a9a8ab68db.jpg

  107. Hi Josh, I have a 1776-1976 bicentennial quarter in pretty good condition. I was just trying to find out some information on the quarter. I figured it was probably worth face value or less but I wanted to get some information on bicentennial and bicentennial quarters from someone with more insight on coins than I have. Thanks!

    1. Hi, Dominique —

      Unless your coin is mutilated to some extent, it’s worth at least face value. If it’s worn, however, it is worth 25 cents. If you’d like more info on the coin design, you might find this link helpful: https://coins.thefuntimesguide.com/bicentennial_coins-2/

      Good luck,

  108. I found a 2004 Iowa quarter that is very very light. It feels like its made of aluminum almost and is brighter that other quarters as well. Any ideas?

    1. Hi, Brian —

      The first thing we would need to do is weigh it — that will answer a lot of questions right there. A copper-nickel clad version that would have normally been found in pocket change should weigh about 5.67 grams, whereas a 90% silver specimen would come in at 6.25 grams. If you can please find out what yours weighs and kindly report back I’ll be glad to advise further.


  109. Hi Josh,

    I have a set of all 50 state quarters, along with 13 of the America the Beautiful, 3 of the territorie, and a bicentennial. How much do you think I could get for this whole set?

    1. Hi, Tori —

      Cool! If the quarters were found in circulation and exhibit wear, they are worth only face value (unless any exhibit signs of errors or unusual varieties). That same set composed of uncirculated quarters is worth closer to $40.

      Thank you for your question,

  110. Hi Josh,

    I have 2 1776-1976 Bicentennial quarters that have NO mint stamp on them. I’ve held on to them and have just decided to look into them. Do you think they are worth anything? (more than 25 cents that is)
    Thank you for any help.

    1. Hi, Sharon —

      If your 1776-1976 Bicentennial quarters have no mintmark, that means they were struck at the Philadelphia Mint and are made from a base-metal, copper-nickel clad composition. Unless they’re in mint condition, they’re worth face value.

      Thank you for your question!

  111. I just came back from the store and I got in my change from the store a 69 quarter without a mint mark what is it worth

    1. Hi, John —

      A 1969 Washington quarter without a mintmark was made at the Philadelphia Mint. Circulated examples, such as yours, are worth face value.

      Thank you for your question!

    1. Hello, Riste —

      A circulated 1982 Washington quarter is generally worth 35 cents to $1.25, (USD). Here is more information on mintmarks: https://coins.thefuntimesguide.com/mint_marks_letters_on_coins/

      Thank you for your question,

    2. Not simply “Macedonia” but the “FYROM”, (former republic of Macedonia), which is the Slavs south Yugoslavia. (This comes from your “Bogev” which is not a Greek, (Macedonian), last name).

      Thank you for your time.

  112. I have a 1965 Quarter (no mint mark). What’s the value? Says online it’s worth $1. How do you cash in on that?

    1. Hi, Crystal —

      The best way to make more than face value off coins is to sell them to coin dealers or online on auction sites such as eBay. A 1965 Washington quarter is worth $1 or even more if it’s uncirculated (shows no signs of wear). However, if you found it in pocket change it will in all likelihood have some wear, and 1965 Washington quarters are worth only face value if worn.

      Just so you have the info, here are some more details on selling coins:

      How to find a good coin dealer: https://coins.thefuntimesguide.com/coin_dealer/
      Nationwide, searchable list of coin dealers: https://png.memberclicks.net/find-a-png-dealer

      Best wishes,

  113. Hi Joshua. I have many coins that were found or collected over the years and have no clue if any are worth anything. This one in particular I’m curious about: It is a 1989 quarter but smaller in size that any other quarters. Mint mark is D. Would you happen to know this quarter? It is also lighter in weight but in great condition.

  114. i found a 1970 quarter and it is half silver on one side and the other side is copper, is it worth anything

    1. Hi, Jessie —

      Would you please kindly post a photo of this coin so I can help you further?

      Thank you!

    1. Hello, Changlina —

      If your 1973 Washington quarter has any wear at all, it’s worth face value. 1973 quarters generally have to be either uncirculated, contain unusual errors or varieties, struck as a collector proof variety to be worth anything over face value.

      Best wishes,

  115. Sorry i have a 1996 p quarter in the back of it under the birds birds beak https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/a23d463318dc406272d70f3b6db7a92816295da49e2a109446ab5d94b7bb89ab.jpg https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/9ef9109028bb84496d2255a7b7190300f91eaee10f2e0453c70389d9fcf60ae0.jpg looks a little funny

    1. Hello, Eva —

      Yes, if Washington is right-side up when you’re looking at the obverse (heads side) and then you flip the quarter left or right, the eagle on reverse (tails side) should appear upside down.

      Thank you for your question!

    1. Hi,

      A photo would be helpful here if you wouldn’t mind kindly providing one, but it sounds like you’re describing post-Mint damage, as there are no errors that involve these types of holes. Presuming this to be the case, your coin is worth its face value.

      I hope this info is helpful!

  116. I have bicentennial quarter looks like it could be double died numbers https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/8bf7346ff0fb733ac7e1d012debb805ce7553141297d9d597c84e36252451f62.jpg

    1. Hi, Paul —

      At the resolution of the photo I see, I can’t discern any doubling. If there is any, it might be signs of a late-stage die or machine doubling, which unfortunately isn’t worth much more than face value. It’s still worth holding aside because machine doubled coins are nevertheless unusual.

      Thank you for your question and photo!

      1. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/d52226646135bcccb335d4afe375e821d176616c3869abbdd284e3c9789198fd.jpg https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/362e582e6981748b7ecae3c87cdbb15d2933680fefe9944852fcc616024cbd22.jpg https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/3f64237aaefb151ad865b6c0cd4cf59557f3d1f1bfa19cf4e335ad6958120da2.jpg

        1. Hello, Paul —

          I do see definite thickness in the motto IN GOD WE TRUST, and while the photos are a bit blurry upon blowup, I seem to see some signs of doubling in that area of the coin. I would suggest you get a second opinion on this from John Wexler or the folks at CONECA. Here are links to their websites:

          John Wexler: http://www.doubleddie.com/
          CONECA: http://varietyvista.com/index.htm

          Good luck!

          1. Thank you, Paul! I’m looking forward to your followup.

            Best wishes,

  117. Hi how are you. This is a 2004 d wisconsin the color is diferent it is an error? https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/032332263481ffcc19da2e88a81ab3f5e2f88873208b2fccf61c8fcf1ccb874d.jpg https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/0d374c3f73e27726c0c1f579a9fa0e4babecda12e9e305a339d491b2edf9bf14.jpg

    1. Hi, Pedro —

      The greenish-brown coloration on your 2004-D Wisconsin quarter is due to environmental damage. This piece is worth face value.

      Best wishes,

  118. I have an Ohio quarter that is all gold colored. Even the ridges are gold. It is in pretty much mint condition. Any idea what this coin might be worth???

    1. Hi, Josh —

      The gold-colored Ohio quarter was actually gold plated by a private company. While the coin contains gold, it’s actually a very small amount, and since it was plated outside the Mint, it’s considered a novelty coin and is not a Mint error. Novelty pieces like these do have a small collector base and often sell for between $1 and $2.

      Nice find,

  119. I have two of the same quarters but one has d behind the wig and one without. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/1cd59e0cefb9678f4a6c10eece44f8ffd394866f3d109a751620b514f1c088e3.jpg

    1. Hi, Shadowgirl —

      The Bicentennial quarter without the wig has more wear than the other, thus, why he appears rather hairless on one(!). As both of these 1776-1976 quarters are worn and neither contains silver content, they are both worth face value.

      All my best,

        1. Hi, EQD —

          Thank you for your reply concerning the “D” mintmark, indicative of the coin’s origin at the Denver Mint, located behind Washington’s head. In this case still, a circulated 1976-D Washington quarter is worth face value.

          Best wishes,

  120. Hi Josh good morning i have a 1970-d quarter coin it look like had e number 1 on his neck and also had e few lines too. My cuestión is all the coins had that number or its an error https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/a50b9d393bfa2904fa3d919f72e615cb13270c9ba5f9eb753a96a692f8d0c67c.jpg https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/a130645ee24e8de7536e3a276d9e4d1b15818b1667ad3e42d9e68690810b45d0.jpg https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/127f4ed30ee32d553d474f32866922f8bfbb08914dc2d65863307ef0835cf817.jpg

    1. Hi, Pedro —

      From what I can tell it appears to be post-Mint damage and is worth face value. Hmm… Good eye, though!

      Best wishes,

  121. Hi josh i have a 2010 dime looks like a penny i try to find the web and can’t find any like this whit the same year it is value somting https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/80adef40a0a39c3f49bbbccbe399df6493b899628fef433cd29d015a4a3030ff.jpg https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/d880fa5fcdcefde687ac10d8c4d237c289cfa776987dfcb5dcdefaf4baca210c.jpg https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/592ac37e6f3ae46dd242c821c74766dea55cf6dcdd72ad73473060789c80f99b.jpg

    1. Hi, Pedro —

      This 2010-D Roosevelt dime has signs of severe environmental damage on its obverse, which is why it’s brown in color. Who knows what caused it to turn brown (any variety of chemicals and/or fumes could have caused that to happen!), but it’s worth face value.

      Best wishes,

      1. Hi josh i got a 1994-d dime posible error. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/a0d9eb9a1fc03bad1d2d3421d2e6a091043e3ef20bd2727b550570e086efe94b.png https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/5dbad03cc75ac97847ed9c2b7f584ed8810c391ffefbd509ac001b3ffc7ec5c4.png

        1. Hi, Pedro —

          Wow, that 1994-D Roosevelt dime looks like it’s had quite a life. Unfortunately, the marks you see aren’t errors, but rather post-Mint damage. This piece is worth face value, but it’s certainly eye catching, huh?

          Thank you for the photo and for reaching out!

  122. Hi Josh I have a quarter that has a head on both sides. The dates on it are 1998 on one side and 1989 on the other. Is this worth anything?

    1. Hello, Athena —

      What you have is a novelty coin — two real quarters whose obverse (head’s sides) were fused together to make what’s essentially a trick coin. While it’s a neat piece, it’s not worth more than a dollar or two to somebody who’s interested in such coins.

      Thank you for your question!

      1. Thank you so much Joshua for the feed back. Also I have some pennies that are 1943 copper. Then I have a 2010 Elizabeth . II .D . C REG . F . D Are these worth anything.

        1. Hi, Athena —

          You’re quite welcome! Would you please post photos of the 1943 pennies you mentioned and also the Queen Elizabeth coin? There are several types of the latter so I’ll need to see which one you have to help you figure out what they’re worth.

          Thank you!

  123. good day, I have this 1879 Morgen silver dollar is it worth anything? it has a O mark and have color around out side and looks like a damage or stamp error. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/e53946d67115f30c9cda2258f5e294aa6d227d5f6b6fae899633025b1d7f4481.jpg https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/c807d1a57e176c2540a69febc60ba9eb755748648b98b88628aba5bf41a4238d.jpg

    1. Hello, Heriberto —

      This is a nice 1879-O Morgan dollar with nice color that appears original. It’s presently worth about $22 in this condition.

      Thank you for your question!

  124. Joshua,

    I just wanted to share with you a big accomplishment I have made. I have had 2 coins in Coin World Magazine. The 1983 P coin will be published in the new Cherry Pickers Guide to Rare Die Varieties. Here are the pictures of the 1983 P cent in the magazine. I am Sheila Ruley. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/e8f49b6bca20e73f61f04d8e4314b34aab6556311bd8ea091cca63ae0500cc6e.jpg https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/6183c8192c43b556bbb1926af412af7897c60cbae13622396fe52fcf35d80e43.jpg

  125. Hey,i have one like these in the photo but its from 1987
    Can someone tell me the price?

    1. Hi, Christian —

      You have a 1987 Washington quarter? If so, and it has wear, it’s worth face value. If the coin has any design errors, it could be worth more.

      Best wishes,

  126. Hello, I have 2004 D Roosevelt Dime that looks like it has all kinds of issues. Wondering if they might be good issues to have? Here are some pics. What would be the value of a error this bad? https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/5c0dd784fbc073a15a6cc528281cf424e5dab302a3e72c9dfa8760b0baed56ea.jpg https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/53b7be7a40f9151681cf9dde6ce69e533456ad4b2dcd048effd7f52b03f97b65.jpg https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/fa0f62518c6fa38cff4890c2e0a68da3b370b44eda09da99f66234b93c9e8894.jpg https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/a79c9cb2012fcd7d0fc42c7c45bbbb821e9214756e2b20cc16f6130f6e608dfc.jpg https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/d512959278dfc27407f48291d166d30a8039e8dc285c85e8b3d27c969dd88037.jpg Thank you for your insight.

    1. Hello, Gary —

      It looks like this coin has residue on it. Likely, it is adhesive residue from some point in time when two dimes were glued together; you’ll see the imprint of another dime on the obverse. If you apply acetone on the coin (following all safety precautions) and let it sit on the surface for 30 seconds to 1 minute the residue should be removed.

      Assuming this is the only issue with the coin, and it is otherwise normal, its worth face value.

      Best wishes,

  127. I have an old quarter with an eagle on the back, with no mint date, only the P, which is on the front of the coin. Is this coin worth more than. 25c?

    1. Hi, Mark —

      I would need to please see a photo of both sides of this coin to help further. I look forward to seeing this coin and hopefully providing you with some solid answers.

      Best wishes,

  128. Hi Joshua,
    Let me start by saying I am not a coin collector. I happened to find this Quarter in my dryer (assuming husbands) and have looked until my eyes feel like they are ready to bleed for anything that is similar. Hope you can clear up the argument of rare vs. not between my husband and myself. Try as I might this was the best photo I could manage with my pani digital. Hoping you can blow it up enough to make sense of it. Thank you in advance for any help you can offer. It looks as though it has an indention with high and low areas, but the lettering seems to have stayed in tact. We are both puzzled, but I tend to lean more to the “man made” side, vs. my husband feeling like it was an error with the minting or planchet when minted.

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/b1f5a423080370a964827e87b2f3a0ef7b93a8672a2e9ca3015f6d27393d380f.jpg https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/fe9292219e0d236e4cd2e6321f59cd848bc35c0b269b6cba0e341d5ce85c9f00.jpg

    1. Hello, S Brown —

      Welcome to the forum, and thank you for reaching out. My first question is what does the reverse, or “tail’s side” look like? Are the bumps there also? While it’s possible this is a rare type of defect known as an occluded gas bubble, it’s more likely the result of coin being subjected to high levels of heat, which causes the coin’s clad layers to expand and separate, creating a “mumps” appearance.

      Without knowing what the reverse looks like, my best educated guess — based on seeing many other coins like this — is that it was subjected to heat post-Mint. Such a coin would technically be worth face value, though I have seen similar coins sell on eBay for a few dollars. Perhaps you could sell it on there as a novelty curiosity item.

      Best wishes, and I hope I’ve helped clarified this coin’s most likely origin.

      Take care,

      1. Hi Josh,
        Thanks so much for your help. I didn’t realize the back of the coin would be relevant so I have attached a couple of shots for you to look at. My husband wanted me to emphasize that there is no displaced metal that he can discern and that the front of the coin although having the apparent dips and peaks of metal being displaced he finds it interesting that none of the lettering was effected. He feels it was done during the minting process because of those two points, plus his general knowledge of metal. So we are both still at a stand off on whose right. 😉

        Hopefully these shots will help a little more.

        Best Regards,
        Sue https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/537a0215f67a348db1e040940dc02400b72416d9aba852b1ee1bd47d354c3f49.jpg https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/b1e79920fb633e96c2d9977cccc03c5b670d32da6f776ea824e92e3af21e8c4c.jpg https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/d3010a0349c5bc17554f400d77ad770ebb748cf75cdeaf9ff8de350f5481c6b2.jpg

        1. Hi, S Brown —

          Thank you for the additional images! I still believe, based on what I see, that the bubbling is consistent with heat damage… BUT — I have an idea. Let’s get a second referee in on this game and see if we can get another opinion to break the stalemate! I’m offering a link to a group of coin error experts at CONECA: http://varietyvista.com/index.htm

          Let’s see what they say and help determine who wins the standoff!

          Fingers crossed,

          1. That sounds great! Should I forward the information, or have you already done that? If I need to, is it a matter of me “sharing” this page with them? I’m a senior with a wee bit of computer know how…just enough to be dangerous as they say.



          2. Ha ha ha! Thank you for the chuckle, Sue! You’re doing great as far as I can tell! If you check out this link for the CONECA list of services, it will explain everything on how to submit questions via email, inspection fees (I think it’s $8), etc.: http://varietyvista.com/Attribution%20Services.htm

            Feel free to share the information and opinion I provided if you wish, but all you would need to do is ask the questions you want to and then attach photos — I suggest just one of the obverse (heads side) and reverse (tails).

            Please let me know if you need any further assistance. I hope to hear what you find out!

            Good luck,

          3. 12. Josh you’ve been extremely helpful, and I truly appreciate your time and patience answering all my questions. I will check out their site and let you know what they come up with!

            Have a great day!


          4. You’re most welcome, Sue! I hope a second opinion helps you resolve the friendly debate once and for all!

            May you have a wonderful day as well,

  129. Hi: I have a question about a “funny” quarter. I tried to trace it’s uniqueness on the internet and everywhere, but have had no luck. I guess the photo can explain better. Can you please take a look at it and give me your opinion? https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/2ff56d2103cfd17fb9a57649668f9b351072dc4f23c41c6394880e7d89d3db9b.jpg

    1. Hi, Alberto —

      This appears like it may be a strike-through error. These are often very valuable and, depending on the individual coin, could be worth $150 or more. I suggest you send this photo to this error specialist for more info: http://www.fredweinberg.com/

      Best of luck,

      1. Hi Joshua,

        Thanks for taking your time to review my coin. This is great news for me. I will indeed follow your suggestion. I didn’t think that looking at coins and collecting them was a lot of fun. Thank you so much!

        1. You’re welcome, Alberto! Yes, there is SO much for you to discover and enjoy in this hobby, and at The Fun Times Guide we’re looking forward to helping further. Here’s another article you might enjoy:

          US coins worth more than face value: https://coins.thefuntimesguide.com/us-coins/

          Good luck, and happy collecting!

        1. Judi,

          What year is your quarter? Regardless of its condition, if it is pre-1965, it’s worth at least melt value, which stands (as of this writing in late October 2017) at around $3.25 apiece. Other years are worth more for their numismatic merit.

          Best wishes,

          1. Hi Joshua – I heard back from Fred Weinberg – He said it was just damaged and only worth a quarter

          2. Hello, Judi —

            Wow, well, at least we know! Fred is one of the nation’s top experts (often considered THE expert) on error coins. I’m glad you found out and am thankful you updated us here.

            Hope to hear from you again sometime!

  130. Hi, I understand that a 1972s small date penny might be worth something. Can you tell me if one of these might be one? https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/850f11e52407df59256936f313ff87cb4c81d84bdcb7630913d9d8e4168800e3.jpg

    1. Hello, Hwy14Stevens —

      A 1970-S small date penny is valuable, and a 1972 double die penny is valuable, but there are no widely recognized distinctions at this time in the size of the date on 1972-S pennies. Here’s more info about 1972 penny values: https://coins.thefuntimesguide.com/1972-penny-value/

      Good luck,

  131. i have a two tailed washington quaterobtained from a las vegas strip casino in 1997 when purchased in a roll of quaters to play quarter slots the coin has circulation wear althought not bad ,no date ,weight is 6 grams and one side is around1o degrees off orrientation to the outher side also there visible dye stress crackes going to the edge of the rim this is verified by camaraed comupttered [email protected] and 60 pwr.these stress cracks are identicall on both sides of the coin above america no seam found on
    rim .local exspert suggested i send to have autinicated .how would someone go about doing this.?thank you.coin novice.E.m. Deem

    1. Hi, Eugene —

      Please send me a few photos of this piece so I can see what you have…

      Thank you,

  132. Hello Joushua,
    If is posible I need more privat question about coin one dime 1975 no S proof.
    Thank you

    1. Hi, Stanicic —

      I’m afraid all questions that I answer must be done through this forum… Do you think you have a 1975 no-S Roosevelt dime? Here’s more info that you might find helpful: https://coins.thefuntimesguide.com/rare-1975-roosevelt-dime/

      Best wishes,

      1. Hello Joshua,
        I forgot that you are on forum. Thank you for quick response. I know it is imposible to be dime 1975 no mint mark in my posesion. I have proximatly 200 pieces dime and this one is different.. Most shiney, it looks like it haave been polished and on back side of Roosevelts neck and head looks like it is concave.
        On normal photo its imposible to see it. I know there is catalogue and picture of that coin in it, but I don’t have catogue, so is it posible to find picture of coin (original coin) on the internet that is not black and white and do you maybe know if there is catalogue in London or Paris?
        I’m sorry for long post and if I take to much of your time
        Best regards

        1. Hello!

          Here’s a link to a photo of the 1975 no-S Roosevelt dime: https://www.pcgs.com/news/1975-proof-dime-without-s-mintmark-to-be-auctioned-at

          Good luck,

      2. Hello Joshua,
        First I am sorry for my english lenguage.I hawe 2 1975 no “S” Roosvelt but one is special . I will made profrsionl p foto and I will send you foto, as well as foto for Bufallo 1936 3 1/2 legs ???
        Now I hawe 3 question :
        1. Is 1982-D small date ?
        2. 5 cents – monticello, what you meen is this mint demage or after in circulation?
        3.1 cent Lincoln -wheat ,Please your opinion before( perheps) offering for sale to
        clean .
        This pfoto. is from mj my skener and they are no quality.
        Thank you, best regards Branko

        1. Hello, Branko —

          No worries! I replied to your question in the other comment with photos.

          Thank you so much,

        2. Hello Joshua,
          I expect better ansver .
          Best regards Branko https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/1865281365dd17797d8113ed47452689ef10f990a7c2884bfe25e406cc3c7d41.jpg https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/0c3cfa37e8bb4ffa433a5242c13cedd256e405cbe3eed53d431adb105ad1fe88.jpg

          1. Hi, Branko —

            I can’t zoom in on this photo very well, but this looks like a 1998 Close AM Lincoln cent, which is normal for 1994-98 Lincoln pennies. If you send a clearer image I can tell for sure — maybe it’s a 1998 Wide AM and I just can’t tell with the fuzz on zoom. I want to make sure this is not a 1998 Wide AM, so if you could re-send with a much clearer image, I should be able to assist further.

            Fingers crossed!

          2. Hello Joshua,
            Perhaps this photo 1998 close AM https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/2ac11edad0beaefb1663561c6046ff940596e6bdabe42c007f5a1140967f6d1d.jpg https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/504c1b2b6cea1eb705f4069e461e521feee50504d8333b3d1f01659e590296d9.jpg https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/e3d91b586263dd12283943d17fa24b2921401cb76d2065d6f6f895c9940f7650.jpg https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/74be8f29558a7e7bf06c0894d5b6b0830edf7c07abea0463bba9c2e5deef0cec.jpg will be better.I send and photo of coin 1982 small letter.Best regards Branko

          3. Hi, Branko —

            It looks like your 1998 penny is a close ate which is normal for circulation-strike Lincoln cents made from 1994 through 2008. The 1982 penny is a small date, but not a Denver (“D”) strike, which means whether it’s copper or zinc, it’s unfortunately not rare.

            Still, keep your eyes open for errors — there really are many out there in circulation for the taking!


          4. Hello Jousha,
            Thank you Joshua for your quick replyes.I am sending photos of
            2 coins and I hope that I will be hapy this time.
            Best regards Branko

          5. Hello Joshua,
            I hope that with this two coins I wigards Brankoll be satisfight.
            Best regards Branko https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/9d40bd41e783fb9e04e9b265f844709a39c4feb2e517ef88fb7d5496ced067f2.jpg https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/221e59655744d216d9a1ec8eda852e72bdf865c8eed7e1b7d1feb8c7f6f30214.jpg https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/5f825507259f41b68b6170acd354dcd0ecf257ba12e6fa6f86c2f80d3b004f1c.jpg https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/c1457f461279d9fced7edf33eea46da85b951d2d7003a31472efc4f80dc7ebf0.jpg

          6. Hi, Branko —

            The 1982 copper small date is common and worth about 2 cents for its copper value — the rare 1982 copper penny has to include the “D” mintmark for it to be extra valuable.

            I’m looking at the mount that says 1994 Wide AM but see a photo of a 1988-D cent, so I’m not sure which piece I’m looking at with regards to the reverse. Would you mind retaking that (or those) photo(s), please?

            Thank you,

          7. Hello Joshua,
            Sorry,it was mistake.
            I have 2 coins 1 cent lincoln 1994 close AM and 1996 close AM all without mint mark.
            I have 1 dime from 1974, 1992, 2000 and 2001 diferent collor and without shine ..
            Best regards Branko

          8. Hello, Branko —

            I would need to please see photos to assist you further, bearing in mind that the “Close AM” variety means the bottoms of the “A” and “M” are essentially touching — really no visible space between the bottoms of the letters at all.

            I’ll be happy to take a look at the dimes, too, if you submit photos of them.

            Thank you,

          9. hi Joshua

            I am sending you a photo of cent 1994 close AM and 1996 close AM no mint mark and 1936 buffalo perhaps 3 1/2 legs with mint error five cents.
            I have prepared about 30 coins which are maybe special.
            This week I will have profesional photos so you can see better and in some if you can tell me double hit coins ( 1960 D, 1972, 1972 D, 1972 S, 1971, 1983 ) and small – large date ( 1960 D, 1970 S, 1982 )
            Dime photos I can send only before phone contact. I would love to hear from you or I will contact someone else like mister David Harper, Ken Potter or William T. Gibbs.
            I would love that person is you and if you can contact me privately from your private mail to my [email protected]

            Thank you very much and I hope to hear from you
            Best regards Branko

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          10. Hello, Branko —

            From what I can tell, the 1936 Buffalo nickel is not a 3-1/2 legs error (here’s a link to a photo of that error: http://www.pcgscoinfacts.com/Coin/Detail/93978 — you’ll see that in the linked photo, there’s a clear gap between the hoof and thigh of the bison’s foreleg). I do see some missing letters – possibly due to a weak strike or maybe a filled die. That might have nominal value to a collector who pursues such anomalies.

            The bottoms of the AM on the 1994 and 1996 cents appear to touch, or nearly so. These could be Close AMs (especially the 1996, which of the two I’m pretty convinced that may be) but I’d like an official variety attributor to give you a second opinion. Ken Potter could be a good contact, but so, too, is John Wexler.

            You seem to have Potter’s info, but here is Wexler’s: http://doubleddie.com/

            I’d love to hear the results when you get any!

            Best wishes,

          11. Hi Josh
            thank you for your quick answer. The photos that I sended you are taken by mobile phone so they are not high quality so it is not easy to se small details.
            Today my photograph came and took 30 pics of my that I thinl are error coin. Tonight I will have pictures.
            I havent heard with mister Potter and Wexter, I only saw they adresses on internet,
            I dont have your private email adress but I would love to send you privately picture of Dime 1975 which I recently mentioned to you.
            I would love total discretion.

            best wishes

          12. Hi, Branko —

            I’m sorry, but all of my correspondence must come through the The Fun Times Guide to Coins comments forums., or you could also post comment on The Fun Times Guide to Coins Facebook wall.

            I hope to hear more from you about this!


          13. HI Joshua
            Finaly I took fine pictures and now it will be easier for you to see and help me to indentify and to say is it in good shape.
            I have few photos, but in few days I will have them more.
            1 Dime is finished and I hope its the one I hope it is, I would love to show it to you first, but I want for me to be total secret till the end of evaluation and certifications. I live in small country in Europe.
            Can you please help me indentify :

            1. No. 8 – 1996 1 cent — now you can see close AM
            2. No. 9 – 1994 1 cent close Am with interesting shadows on obverse
            3. No. 1 – 1854 1/2 dime arrow — what quality it is by your opinion..
            4. No. 7 – quarter 1998 P — looks like proof, and polished

            best regards Branko

          14. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/d8bf073a38a995136e817a9213327111fe66fdb15a0fb5ac32fc15b6764eb535.jpg https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/707416fbba8a497812e5752991a31c648ea950f475437e5f80c4ec198bf91c89.jpg https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/9fb1d59f95157b5366ae16777120650411ea322d9c6f7c23830563afeba1a8fa.jpg https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/846d4a80844c247db5b423caca343b519a1c17ab7a49881d238fa1d8f18fd870.jpg https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/940cb35e564fe1db878fe0fe15b21722ae6deb47929c341c6647fde1e050729f.jpg https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/1a1f65070281fdff9c27e7028993bd9a31e196d2862930db67ad38f817ff77a2.jpg https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/5693c58854528b8a8e11a12cb25b23da3ecaa14010fdac3122891983815c1ccd.jpg https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/7ba5b9c793ef557c9c79623f1619eeebffa2f7643ce00cd50432f2a98903d486.jpg

          15. Hi, Branko —

            SUPER photos! I can see them much better now. Thank you. The 1994 and 1996 cents are close AM pennies, which is the regular die strike for those years. The 1998-P Washington quarter is also a business-strike and is normal, though this is a pretty piece that appears to be uncirculated or nearly so. I’m not an official third-party coin grader, but I’d say based only on what I see in the photos that your 1854 half dime probably grades around Fine. Such a piece is worth about $15 to $20 USD.

            Nice coins!

          16. Hello Joshua,
            Thank you for ansvers. This 1c 1994 have some shedow is it posible that is made of hand touching . https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/2b6fea205cf60291c1b2531232a19719df9ecedb0979f65f0d1594e4093cb00c.jpg

          17. Hello, Branko —

            This is a 1975 Philadelphia dime… I explain more on how we tell a 1975 Philadelphia (no mintmark) dime apart versus a 1975 no-S dime here: https://coins.thefuntimesguide.com/rare-1975-roosevelt-dime/

            All best wishes,

          18. Hello Joshua,

            One of them is Philadelphia but the other one by my thinking it is not because it is to shiney and bright like clear silver. I did test with my son, i mixed up about 100 of my dime coins and whith ones dated from 2000 till this year with that one and he found it in 10 seconds so it is really special from others.
            In few days I will have negative photo wich publisher use in their publications.

            Best regards Branko


          19. hi
            I read your article in coin week about quarter coin proof 1970 S.
            In my colection I have quarter 1970 D in bad condition. I dont know is it possible for you to see from my pics. Do you have anything about coin 1970 in bad conditions

            Thanks Branko https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/dee397d5057f09464a6cf0a151b981772f7e4b333beb930fcc79ec740c9451ad.jpg https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/6a0ad8f5d096dc3aa37017e74c2daeec02698210fd763e500c65a0da0f79358d.jpg

          20. Hi, Branko —

            Thank you for submitting this great photo — these are two circulated 1970-D quarters, and the one on the right has some environmental damage. These are each worth 25 cents. The 1970 quarter you read about is believed to be a unique coin — no others like it.

            I hope this info is helpful,

      3. Hello Joshua,
        I’m sorry I forgot photos : https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/5962319b88704d9c5b85cfb68db9b489a2a4f7511f23f1967d684802ec769c98.jpg https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/c1f696a6170efa311154a211408b6f0c2b53468c4342126f220ff30d66a94d4a.jpg https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/855cf80e30844043ff83d100d13d4ea2d51e2c062cb85609c53b8e7e061643e0.jpg https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/b1cadaf75d7d701ecba0493cc874ad2da0ac612a7d5cd179db5685ab872aba49.jpg

        1. Hello, Branko —

          Here’s a list of info on the coin photos you posted:

          *1982-D — This is a large date, and if it is copper, it’s worth about 2 cents. If this were a small date copper, it would be worth several thousand dollars.
          *This nickel has post-Mint damage and is worth 5 cents.
          *All of the wheat cents you pictured are worth about 5 to 10 cents, with the exception of the 1910 cent. It’s worth about 25 cents.

          Thank you for reaching out!

  133. I have a 1953 Silver Dime from Los ALamos lab that is in a sealed case and it’s radioactive still today. My Uncle worked there and he said that they were testing coins at the time from Quarters, Dimes Nickles, Pennies. I also have two 1964 Kennedy 50 cent never been circulated. A gloss 1974 half Kennedy that is in MG-67 condition.

    1. Wow, James! I’ve heard about those pieces… They’re really neat novelties! You might find this article interesting: http://www.coinbooks.org/esylum_v14n52a10.html

      The 1964 uncirculated Kennedy half dollars are generally worth $6.50 to $8 each, while the 1974 Kennedy half dollar — IF CERTIFIED by the Professional Coin Grading Service in MS-67 — is worth around $1,000.

      Best wishes,

  134. Hello Josh, I have two different quarters I was wondering about. One looks like an arrow going down through Washington’s head and coming out his mouth. The second one the hair on Washington’s head has an odd mark on it. I would love for you to take a look at them.

    1. Hi, Athena —

      Wow, these sound interesting! Please upload the images here and I’ll be glad to help further.


      1. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/fd6ed01e9e44410da0201f0f6797e9185a96576d34df809c4a0edadcd09ba232.jpg https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/138e005278400a0d6dfdd04d30348d3242941816e1b638ad3dbdc2c356d081dd.jpg https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/3fb852a6f35067d17c3ebf4382e14e9302e5fe62a3e4c9de957927991a8a5baa.jpg https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/fd6ed01e9e44410da0201f0f6797e9185a96576d34df809c4a0edadcd09ba232.jpg https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/56779fad4a8f70ac87afacf669a84e12290fc47fbc752f94ca78d01b0ad331b3.jpg

        1. Hello, Athena —

          The quarter with the cross on it was altered by someone outside of the US Mint. However, the quarter with the blob looks something like a cud error at first glance, but upon a closer look it seems like it’s actually solder that was applied to the coin — note how the lump is “higher” (or taller on the surface) than the design itself. This would generally rule out this being a cud and suggest it’s post-mint alteration…

          Thank you for reaching out!

      2. Josh I uploaded those quarters I told you about, could you please look at these and tell me what you think. Thank you and looking forward to hearing from you on your opinion with these. Hopefully it’s good.

  135. Hi josh! I have to admit, I was extatic to run across your article here! I have been mulling over this quarter that I found while sifting through my coin jar. I have posted it to a few different forums, and have mostly only gotten replies suggesting over circulation. I have a very hard time believing that the coin has circulated enough to cause the quarter to become this thin. So hopefully you can offer some insight.
    What I have is a 1997 D Washington clad quarter. The quarter is the same diameter as a regular quarter, and weighs 5.6 grams, however the quarter is about half the thickness of a normal quarter of the same year and mint. All devises are present and visible, although appearing flat. All reeds are visible, can be felt by touch, and do not appear to be worn or flattened at all.
    The “smooth surfaces” of the coin would be quite reflective (mirror-like) if it weren’t for all of the chatter which makes the coin appear somewhat cloudy. The areas are smooth, but in photos to appear a bit rough or pitted.
    Please help!
    Thank you in advance!

    1. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/301115b125c193571ba1c09f256fcf1c44e6f5e6327e18e48acef3ee26d6177d.jpg https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/b8442b641271db9e78af11039ece3c4e46c308c9a7dd4a7fe745a31f2db10ad8.jpg https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/0f802697f19cbf6dc799ea2ce3ac33a058734e996a5b7332610b75ba061aec63.jpg https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/3d75b4397c0cb7a486c3fca2091cb3c027fe485b9b11fa2a4edaa2dca0d1fc40.jpg https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/8039aa66c0a6861892f474570353ce8e2184b8354c0598d65b6ebfc125d184c2.jpg https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/750bdde2c5d9d04535490170cdda1a717af76cb8e6d61edff7dcece2dc3d964f.jpg https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/fcc03e18242b5f0a9c7f8ca04b0856ccb8300267c886b6e8bbf2b011ad3c6541.jpg https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/2d4e81fd4e4036975554cbb7f4e5cecc8cd3cb68219bd630864fd257a4879bc6.jpg https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/475d6f4f5c020b1a7a5c6dda491f15a7d6d295409086b358fbfb9d454c4ab64b.jpg https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/bfe9af1cc3fe9e6822d6629cfbe6c63a8f235ada2097bfd16c47e6adbbc586f4.jpg https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/bbc3d4eaa379b4c9b2822ec190db3b213f0bd4667ef1765a8956e431326f3a4b.jpg https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/bfe9af1cc3fe9e6822d6629cfbe6c63a8f235ada2097bfd16c47e6adbbc586f4.jpg https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/5bb0065584fd33bb6e920409864eb6bb09ba5fb0ccefd641aa08927ae6dde10c.jpg https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/c412687dc8023fb829e50fcd72a28656a4c8c0a1306c8cc8e2ee4d72709527fd.jpg https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/cb2e8acb4ad132b9c2becd5b01de50f4c300e2e49c97c048c723234818ec0681.jpg https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/710d64cf32dae206fd40ea8fb440af43b6a7da6b6cd9ff73ccaa01cb8537f33e.jpg https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/260eb0c57f382f3dac8d22de5f0122d24ccce7d8d0557d163230c0fec3b91fef.jpg

    2. Hiya, Jennifer!

      While I agree the coin exhibits signs of heavily circulation, I don’t think it’s JUST that alone. The coin’s thinness and the pitting, which you mention and I also see, points to the coin having been dropped in acid (yes, a common post-mint thing, believe it or not ha ha). Coins dropped in acid lose much of their thickness but retain an overall semblance of their design, though usually leaving behind porous surfaces. Sometimes these coins later become discolored because of the chemical interaction with the metal.

      While I’m afraid this coin isn’t a rare mint rrror, it likely has a much more adventurous story to tell than most coins!

      Thank you for reaching out,

  136. Hi there! https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/5b27e6158217796120d4e34e2bb5882d6aa73ecf4de1977f2fc98370a86df1f3.jpg
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/f14b4934788c00d59e991c26c87582b37cd855e672cd159d07e0179d12b00df7.jpg Just came across this website and wanted to ask if anyone knows what this coin is. I have had it for many years and held onto just because I didn’t know if it was worth anything.

    1. Hi, Cheryl!

      Thank you for reaching out! Unfortunately I’m not an ancient coin expert and wouldn’t know what to advise here. What you might do is post these photos to an ancient coin forum, which you can find by searching it in Google.

      Cool coin! Good luck!

  137. Anyone know if this quarter is worth anything notice someone selling one like this one for quite a bit of money but don’t know enough about it https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/9113f9604c06589539d446199daed18ae9c454692068fd1a56c7cbd057e31438.jpg https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/3bc58b585aa7cc0519e3b7085e4cf12e41cc4d57999ffa3050b8e45cbfcc6f99.jpg

    1. Hi, Haydon —

      Not sure the situation of the other quarter you say is selling for a of money, but this 1776-1976 Bicentennial quarter unfortunately has some heavy surface porosity and heavy environmental damage and discoloration and because of those issues would generally be worth face value.

      Keep looking! There really are valuable errors to be found in circulation!

      Best of luck,

  138. Sorry I’m new to collecting coinage. I stumbled across this silver dollar which I believe to be a 1979 SBA filled “S” mint Mark. What are people’s thoughts? https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/8bf3539cebb6d4109b48c76cb68b86edb366a84e540db58f4dbbcdcf1c4858a9.jpg https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/5cb4956e3f015f5baa900eb53233c6630bcef353cd758f27aa7e954011c8ca4d.jpg

    1. Hi, Doug —

      Thank you for reaching out! There are no “Filled S” varieties among business-strike Susan B Anthony dollars like these made for circulation — only among the 1979 and 1981 proofs are the “S” mintmark varieties found for these coins. The “S” mintmark on your piece does exhibit heavy wear, giving it a flattened and blobby appearance.

      Best wishes,

  139. Here is a close up of the mint mark https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/efecec97104bd0a87043e07d8a117b19ae66cd84b41ca4edb5b230be6f8a1077.jpg

  140. My husband received a quarter in some change at a store. He said it “sounded different”, assumed is is silver https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/94d4ae5d3db1f02035419733ddfede7c7b86226981eea405d744689fb286373d.jpg https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/e824cb82f4ccfd1e239bbc2ef81846757e276f0922d5a7a78739bc3cfe0ceebd.jpg . After inspecting it, it appears to have a sort of reflection of the face, and other raised areas on the back. What do you think?

    1. Hi, Angela —

      This quarter has bubbles caused by exposure to extreme heat.
      I’m betting this coin was in a fire. What happened here is the coin’s multiple copper and copper-nickel layers split after the heat began separating this clad coin from within. While not an error or worth more than face value, it’s nevertheless an eye catcher!

      Thank you for reaching out,

  141. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/98fb6b46331c910d891a995a0d55fcbf1546a6296f0013b4b9c60e4a53d6a7e3.png https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/5809810b0dbf45af3529a3b72f2334347f36caa7079bcda4f80158b9dda3d45e.png Hi Joshua, its been awhile, I came across a 2008 P Oklahoma State Quarter I would like your opinion on when you have extra time. Im not sure if its a DDO or if its a die chip or if its even anything but here’s what I have, also if you zoom in close and look at the letters ERT it looks like maybe DD there to?? Thank you Josh, Kim https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/22ab3814c58d41f9c9c6b668e1fb6e1d580c53f9d6c84176d9c343a05e9721cf.png

    1. Hi, Totosue —

      From what I see in the photos it looks like the lettering is a little messed up maybe from post-Mint damage… The only thing I see that might possibly be something Mint derived is a possible die chip in the bottom loop of the “B” in “LIBERTY.”

      Best wishes,

  142. Hello, I have some change I have been going through and I was unaware of what to really look for or how to tell if they are rare or worth looking into more. I am interested in starting to collect so where do I start 🙂

    I have come from 65 and up as well as a few of the 1776-1976 coins.
    Are the current state series ones worth collecting as well?


    1. Hi, Ashley —

      I appreciate your reaching out for assistance here and am glad to help.

      As for the values of what you’re collecting, including those of the various state quarter series, such pieces are quite common and worth face value in worn condition. Only in uncirculated (mint) condition are they worth more than face value. But that doesn’t mean they aren’t worthy of collecting. I think they’re quite fun to collect and have done so myself! As for deciding what to collect, you should figure out what types of coins you like best and begin studying up more on those. Something to consider is looking for errors and unusual varieties (design variations) on your coins. Those can be scarce and worth a pretty penny. These take some time to learn how to discover, but it’s worthwhile.

      For the time I have links below for more information on the types of coins you’ve mentioned here that you collect:

      1776-1976 Bicentennial Coins: https://coins.thefuntimesguide.com/bicentennial_coins/
      1999-2008 50 States Quarters: https://coins.thefuntimesguide.com/state-quarters/
      2009 D.C. & Territorial Quarters: https://coins.thefuntimesguide.com/2009_territorial_quarters/
      2010-Present America The Beautiful Quarters: https://coins.thefuntimesguide.com/america-the-beautiful-quarters/
      Error Coins & Varieties: https://coins.thefuntimesguide.com/us-coin-errors-and-varieties/

      I also have a link here to a master list of U.S. coins worth more than face value: https://coins.thefuntimesguide.com/us-coins/

      I hope this info is helpful in getting you started on a fun journey in coin collecting! If you need further help, please check back here!

      Best wishes,

  143. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/ca8ceb1c0bb63a639cc2d0cf7bad606d9e40da864d762fa7145cab33bd9f46bf.jpg https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/63029c627c87c6e5fbb90f6e248a5a0e53acd338d43316db88fa8fb1a3deb669.jpg

    Joshua, Looking at a magnified picture it looks like grinding and wear and tear marks.
    Just wanted to send it for an opinion anyway.

    1. Hi, Bill —

      Yes, your quarter definitely has post-mint wear and damage and is safe to spend!

      Thank you for reaching out!

  144. hahttps://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/be26c619b8b3d824affe17a10a667823d9eddbfda1860b2617a82f80d96cd087.jpg

    I have 1965 copper quarter with no mint mark plus other errors

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/97ff5ea228d0ef9b1dbbbc65965197bbf60c7d5d18dc359a9ebf710505e400ec.jpg errorshttps://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/affc3ec8bd890ef4e1eeb8d19329fe6a8d44663c859d8757fa3ae4e8a3f99bbb.jpg https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/33a26a69cfaa3ca35f1ee76180a0b6f781f222f5bb2349d713827f2dd3ae803c.jpg

    1. Hi, Robert —

      All Philadelphia-minted 1968 quarters do not bear a mintmark, so from that standpoint this coin is normal. The dark coloration is caused by environmental damage, and that is unfortunately what happened to this coin. While it’s worth face value it definitely has an interesting story to tell!


  145. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/7e56bebc716243443448b3272f561da80638a4d6b1d3fded96c4cfd89254a7d1.jpg https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/60435ac27dd3a357e97e9c95954abcdd268cece7a19cdd876a3d19cec26b7cc1.jpg

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